Misconception on breathalyser tests, police need more training – judge

Tests taken ‘too late’ Traffic police tasked with conducting breathalyser tests on those suspected of driving under the influence of drink need more training to know when they can test drivers, a judge said on Friday. Speaking at a conference on drink-driving on Friday, organised by the Malta Insurance Association, Madam Justice Consuelo Scerri Herrera […]

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700 guilty of driving while drunk between 2009-2016

1,149 drivers tested positive in test Just over 700 motorists were found guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol after more than 1,000 tested positive in breathalyser tests between 2009 and 2016, official data shows. According to figures supplied by the police, 702 people were found guilty after being arraigned for driving under the […]

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Young entrepreneurs offer first portable breathalyser device

Battery-powered keychain that is activated with a quick puff As many still struggle to figure out the implications of new drink-driving laws, a group of enterprising business students may have hit upon a solution to put a definite end to that eternal question: have I had too much to drink? The students, who are taking […]

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Points system cost 189 drivers their licence last year

Drivers lose their licence for two months if they accumulate 12 penalty points over a 12-month period No fewer than 189 people had their licences revoked last year, following the introduction of a penalty point system that extended regulations to all drivers. 164 people had their licence suspended following the penalty point system introduced in […]

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