All traffic stops will include breath tests

In Cars, Law on January 2, 2010 by Petr Bokuvka Tagged: , , ,


As of January 1, 2010, all drivers who are stopped by the police will automatically be assumed to have been drinking, so they will be subject to a breath test, the server informs. Until the end of the year the police were used to perform random checks only, for example in the vicinity of a music festival sites, around the New Year’s Eve, etc.

In the Czech Republic there is zero tolerance in terms of DUI. There have been cases of drivers who claimed their tests were “false positive” due to the usage of mouth wash, cough syrups etc. However, as the labels and data sheets attached to these products clearly warn that the particular product does contain alcohol, these claims are usually dismissed…

Some 1,000 state-of-the-art Breathalyzers were ordered by the traffic police. Tests conducted using this device should only take 9 seconds…


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