BREATH OF LIFE FOR DRIVERS
IF we really care about getting drunks off the roads and from behind the wheel, there is a way.
People, especially those who drink in pubs and RSL clubs, could easily be checked and breath-tested by competent staff before leaving these venues.
Other venues like private homes or such gatherings where alcoholic drinks are served must have an alcohol breath-testing device on hand. Visitors and guests who may have had one too many drinks could be offered an alcohol breath-test before sitting behind the wheel of their cars.
It’s ludicrous to allow potentially drunk patrons who drive to go to their cars without a quick breathalyser test.
If a test returned a positive reading this person could wait until he or she is sober and up to driving before leaving the venue.
A venue’s general and security staff should be responsible for clients and patrons who drink on their premises.
Breath-testing devices can readily be available, for potential over-the-limit patrons and drivers, in clubs and pubs or any venue or home for that matter.
Do we really need to let the system and our uniformed police officers confiscate endless vehicles and rake in millions in government revenue at the cost of potential over-the-limit road deaths?
This road safety and early breath-testing measure is selfexplanatory and would save lives.
Preventive alcoholic breathtesting devices would be there to use and prevent any potential tragedy.
Why are we letting these intoxicated persons behind the wheel in the first place?
The police may catch a few, but then again so many do not get caught and can and do cause ongoing suffering and pain to so many innocent lives and families in our communities. Wayne McDonald Taroona