Since breathalyser testing started on Thursday, 40 per cent of exams have been made after accidents. Sixty per cent of drivers examined have been driving erratically or in a way to attract police consideration.
By late final evening solely two drivers had refused exams, one in Newcastle, one in Sydney.
The drunker the motive force the extra agreeable he appeared to be to the take a look at.
Outdoors the metropolitan space, solely two drivers of 5 examined at Newcastle gave readings about zero.08. At Wollongong, the one driver examined was above the restrict.
Police stated final evening that breathalyser squads would work at Christmas together with Christmas Day.
Most drivers requested to take the take a look at did so readily.
“The drunker the motive force the extra agreeable he appeared to be to the take a look at,” police stated final evening.
The Police Commissioner, Mr N. T. W. Allan, and the Minister for Transport, Mr M. A. Morris, will each be given stories right this moment on breathalyser exams.
Mr Morris stated final evening that six extra breathalyser machines can be in use in Sydney “in a day or two.” This could deliver the quantity in to 12.
They have been being flown in, and an extra consignment was anticipated by sea in about two weeks, bringing the full as much as 36.
This could be greater than enough to take care of the metropolitan, Newcastle and Wollongong police areas.
Mr Morris stated breathalysers had been “a little bit thinly unfold” in some areas and there had been one or two instances of policemen utilizing the outdated process as a result of no breathalyser was accessible.