DRINK DRIVE ENFORCEMENT: SOME LESSONS LEARNED FROM 12 YEARS OF RANDOM BREATH TESTING IN NEW SOUTH WALES

Random breath testing (RBT) was first introduced in New South Wales, Australia, in December 1982. The deterrence based model of RBT used in New South Wales focused upon preventing drinkers from becoming drivers, rather than upon catching and punishing drinking drivers. In this way, it differed from many models used both in 1982 and currently in most areas of the world. A key element leading to the success of RBT in New South Wales has been the high visibility Police enforcement activities. This paper examines the method and nature of Police RBT activities when RBT was first introduced, and the reasoning behind them. This paper also examines how these activities have developed and been enhanced in the subsequent years, through developments such as mobile RBT.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: v.p.
  • Serial:
    • VTI Conferens
    • Publisher: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
    • ISSN: 0347-6049

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00723286
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 4A, Part 3
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 17 1996 12:00AM