A REVIEW OF BREATH TESTING IN NEW SOUTH WALES AUSTRALIA. THE PROVISION OF AN ALCOHOL SCREENING TEST FOR DRIVERS

This paper highlights the introduction of breath testing legislation in New South Wales in association with an automatic data processing system and in particular the resultant effects of this legislation during the year 1978. Law enforcement carried out within the confines of this legislation has proved successful. The requirement for conviction of a blood alcohol level of 0.08% in a driver within 2 hours of the event has done away with the necessity of defining driving impairment or degree of intoxication. One of the more important aspects revealed in this paper is the high percentage of Breathalysed persons in the under 24 years age groups, particularly in the medium to high blood alcohol levels. Educative programs aimed at reaching young persons before their involvement in drinking/driving is most essential in this regard.

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  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 33-42

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00396579
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 582
  • Files: HSL, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1985 12:00AM