Increasing the availability of breath analysers in pubs and clubs

Various strategies aimed at educating drivers and discouraging drink driving have been applied by the police, highway authorities and other agencies charged with injury prevention and road crash reduction. This paper examines some of the measures implemented by one council in New South Wales with a high incidence of alcohol related road crashes, and the collaborative approach it has adopted to tackle this issue. One of these measures has been the rotation of free-use breath analyser machines to pubs and clubs. This strategy was introduced in an attempt to encourage licensed venues to acquire their own machines as a permanent fixture and help patrons to accurately determine their blood alcohol concentration. A new initiative has been implemented aimed at making more breath test analysers available in pubs and clubs. The paper explores why this new approach is being trialled, what it aims to achieve, how it is being financed, and what results have been achieved to date. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see ITRD abstract no. E215943.

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  • Publication Date: 2007-8


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  • Accession Number: 01094916
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 25 2008 8:12AM