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Letter: Preventing drink driving

Thursday 11 May 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion


Letter: Preventing drink driving

Dear Editor, The never ending headlines and stories of drink driving, and “nearly nine times” over the limit will not stop until two things occur.

First, bars and nightclubs that serve intoxicated customers start losing liquor licences. The key word is lose.

If the laws suddenly get enforced, but your newspaper reports such as “The nightclub owner was warned by the Justice of the Peace that if he comes back to Court just one more time that he might lose his license . . .” Well that will be as disappointing as the repeat offenders who, on paying their latest fine, only miss out on a couple of benders for lack of funds.

Second, any Member of Parliament, who directly benefits financially from the sale of alcohol, examines his or her ethics, Christianity and morals and determines that the demon alcohol needs to be confronted with more than empty words.

(Name and address supplied)


Corey Numa on 11/05/2023

Simple. Works really well over here for people caught over the limit. Interlock devices are electronic breath-testing devices which link to the ignition system of cars, motorcycles and heavy vehicles. Before you can drive your vehicle, you will have to complete a breath test on the interlock. If the device detects that you have alcohol in your body, the vehicle will not start. Random breath tests must also be passed during a journey. The interlock has a camera, which takes a photo of you providing the breath sample.