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Here come the alcohol interlocks

By johnboy - 9 May 2013 24

Simon Corbell is legislating again this time to create a cottage industry of cars held in family members names by recidivist drink drivers:

Repeat and high range drink drivers will have interlock systems fitted to their vehicles, stopping them from getting behind the wheel when drunk, thanks to measures undertaken by ACT Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, today.

The Bill, introduced to the ACT Legislative Assembly, outlines the proposal for an Alcohol Interlock Scheme in the ACT and will be mandatory for high risk offenders.

“These are repeat or high range drink driving offenders, drivers whose records show that they have an inability to separate their drinking and driving behaviours without assistance,” Mr Corbell said.

“The new interlock program will build on other significant reforms to the ACT’s drink driving laws in recent years including mandatory alcohol awareness courses, zero alcohol concentration limits for a wider range of licence categories, immediate licence suspensions for drivers who exceed the prescribed alcohol limit by 0.05g or more, and reduced availability of restricted licences for drink driving offenders.”

“Drivers who are convicted or found guilty of a drink driving offence may volunteer to participate in the scheme; the costs of which will be borne by the driver.

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Henry82 5:40 pm 09 May 13

devils_advocate said :

I sometimes wish I had an alcohol interlock on my car.

They’re over 2k fitted. Our work breathalyser (Same model i saw on the cop show highway patrol last) was $1800, and you get the portability etc.

KeenGolfer 4:55 pm 09 May 13

Erg0 said :

dungfungus said :

Erg0 said :

A number of people seem to have missed the fact that this is a voluntary program…

Voluntary when sober but when you are pissed, well that’s a different story.

Um… voluntary to get it fitted in the first place. Read the last sentence of the article.

Maybe you should read the entire release. It is “mandatory for high risk offenders” such as repeat offenders or those that blow .15 or more.

pink little birdie 4:54 pm 09 May 13

Erg0 said :

dungfungus said :

Erg0 said :

A number of people seem to have missed the fact that this is a voluntary program…

Voluntary when sober but when you are pissed, well that’s a different story.

Um… voluntary to get it fitted in the first place. Read the last sentence of the article.

I read it as if you caught now with high range Drink driving or are a repeat offender it’s manadatory if you have a conviction for low level drink driving previously it volunatry

“The Bill, introduced to the ACT Legislative Assembly, outlines the proposal for an Alcohol Interlock Scheme in the ACT and will be mandatory for high risk offenders.

“These are repeat or high range drink driving offenders, drivers whose records show that they have an inability to separate their drinking and driving behaviours without assistance,” Mr Corbell said”

Erg0 4:13 pm 09 May 13

dungfungus said :

Erg0 said :

A number of people seem to have missed the fact that this is a voluntary program…

Voluntary when sober but when you are pissed, well that’s a different story.

Um… voluntary to get it fitted in the first place. Read the last sentence of the article.

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