- Mar 18, 2010
It’s weird to me that so many here are for (directly or indirectly) having more drink drivers on the road. Over here you can and will be breathalysed at any time (including any crashes where police attend) and if you’re over the 0.05 limit you’re given 15 minutes before a retest, fail again and you’re down to the station for a blood test (to avoid inaccuracies in handheld units). Refuse either test and you lose your licence on the spot (for two years I think). I’ve been breath tested maybe 8 times in my 20 odd years of driving, it takes 2 minutes of your time and you’re on the way assuming you’ve not been over drinking. We don’t have an issue with being shot by police though, so that may factor in to people’s desire to interact with them?
When they block off a major road to get you breathalyzed and don't have enough cops for the amount of cars passing through (which is often the case), it can mean a 30+ minute delay.