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breath test

Brit a chemical test of a driver's breath to determine the amount of alcohol he has consumed
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Plans for random breath-testing are expected to be contained in a Transport Department consultation document due out in the next few weeks.
TESTING TIMES: From 1998 to 2003, as the number of drink-drive tests have fallen, so the number of drink-drive fatalities has increased, leading to calls for random breath-testing
The Alcolock, or Alcohol Ignition Lock -with the ironic acronym of AIL - is a breath-testing device fitted to the ignition of a vehicle.
It is ironic that while the Dail was legislating in the Rail Safety Bill for random breath-testing of train drivers, the Minister for Transport, Martin Cullen was still dragging his feet on this key recommendation of the Road Safety Strategy" she said.
Parker's tested a range of the inexpensive devices, which are widely available online, at shops and markets, car boot sales and petrol stations, by breath-testing a driver just over the legal drink-drive limit and comparing the results to official police tests.
The analysis shows the rate of roadside breath-testing in 2004 was less than one person per 1,000 in Carlow, Kildare and parts of Dublin - compared to nearly eight in every 1,000 in Galway city and the West.
Kevin Clinton, head of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, said breath-testing so few drivers put lives at risk.
A drink-driver is blaming a DIY breath-testing kit for his downfall.