Tough new measures to tackle drink drivers

James Batchelor
Drink driving consultations
Drink driving consultations


A raft of tough measures to crack down on drink drivers has been unveiled today by Road Safety Minister Stephen Hammond.


Included in the proposals are plans to remove the statutory right to a replacement blood or urine test where a breath test reading is above and close to the legal limit, closing the loophole which allows those testing positive in breath to sober up while they wait for a blood or urine sample to be taken.