‘Drunk drivers let off’ without breathalysers in KZN

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The lack of breath alcohol testing in KZN has been questioned.
The lack of breath alcohol testing in KZN has been questioned.

Concerns have been raised on why traffic authorities are not conducting breath alcohol testing even though there is new technology available to use breathalysers safely.

Angus MacArthur, director of Alcohol Breathalysers Pty Ltd, told The Witness that it was concerning that provinces such as KwaZulu-Natal were not conducting routine breath alcohol testing when there were so many people getting killed due to drunk driving.

KZN Department of Transport, Community Safety and Liaison spokesperson, Kwanele Ncalane, confirmed that traffic officers in the province were not using breathalysers to test motorists as the department wants to ensure safety of all officers and the public.

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