Opinion: Figures clearly show random breath testing has failed

Stockphoto of a female using a breath alcohol testind device.
Stockphoto of a female using a breath alcohol testind device.

ILSDRINK-DRIVE AILS

THE so called “random” breath testing (RBT) was introduced some 30 years ago with promises that it would eliminate illegal drink-driving.

The RBT has clearly failed, as the apprehension rate has remained quite consistent at about one offender detected for every 100 tests and the road safety industry repeatedly bangs on about alcohol-related road deaths.

While RBT has created an illusion that something beneficial has been done, it is obvious that RBT has not protected us from being killed by drunk drivers. It is high time that the RBT law was repealed so police can get back to basic policing.

ALF CAMPBELL,

Kenwick.