Three years after they were promised, breathalyzers said to be delayed by coronavirus pandemic

Three years after the Administration promised the introduction of breathalyzers, the Head of the Traffic Department says the COVID-19 pandemic has added to the delay in delivery.

In 2018, the Lower House amended the Vehicles and Road Traffic Act to allow for the use of these devices, which are intended to detect drunk drivers and allow the appropriate penalties to be applied.

But Assistant Superintendent of Police Rodney Ellis says the matter is out of his hands, although he continues to push for the devices.  He says he will just have to wait for their arrival as he coordinates with the Ministry of Health.