RBT suspension wont stop drunk drivers getting caught

The State’s peak motoring body has warned drink drivers they would still be caught despite Queensland Police suspending large scale roadside breath and drug tests in a bid reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

In a statement Queensland Police said it would continue to undertake random breath and drug testing through high visibility mobile patrols.

RACQ spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said police still had an anywhere, anytime approach to enforcement of drink driving laws.

“There’s never an excuse to drive drunk and if you think you think these changes mean you won’t get caught, you’re wrong,” Ms Ritchie said.

“Police will still be on the roads and will be stopping motorists to be tested individually rather than using large scale operations. If you think you might be over the limit, don’t risk it and find another way home.

“We’re really urging people to think about the consequences, drink and drug driving is one of the Fatal Five for a reason. Losing your licence is one thing, but losing a life is something you can never get back.”