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Boom Gates Fitted With Breathalysers Set To Be Trialled In Australia

Beginning early 2019

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The first ever ‘alco-gate’ is set to be rolled out and trialled in Australia within months.

Boom gates fitted with breathalysers will first be trialled in Melbourne, according to a report in the Herald Sun.

However, the location of the first boom gate has not yet been revealed.

The roll-out in Victoria comes after the National Roads and Motorists' Association (NRMA), urged the NSW government to trial out this exact operation at car parks near high-risk drink-driving environments.

Although, Melbourne will be the first before a nation-wide roll out if the trial is successful in 2020.

A similar operation was recently tested in Sweden.

Motorists were required to blow into a breathalyser attached to a boom-gate in order to exit a ferry terminal.

Only motorists who were under the limit were allowed to exit. 

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