Monday, July 22, 2024
HomeCorona VirusKolkata traffic police faces backlash over reintroducing breathalyser tests amid COVID-19 spike

Kolkata traffic police faces backlash over reintroducing breathalyser tests amid COVID-19 spike


Related stories

Modi’s New Cabinet: India’s Ministerial Leadership in 2024

On June 7th, 2024, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was...

India vs Pakistan: A Nail-Biter Ends in Blue

The Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in East Meadow,...

Ramji Rao: A Legacy of Media and Entrepreneurship in India

Ramji Rao (1936-2024) was a prominent Indian businessman, media...

USA VS Pakistan :USA Shocks Pakistan

The 2024 ICC T20 World Cup kicked off with...

Silicon Valley Stunned by the Fulminant Slashed Investments

I actually first read this as alkalizing meaning effecting...

Kolkata traffic police is facing backlash over the use of breathalysers as drivers undergoing drink-driving tests are calling it risky and unhygienic. The city’s traffic police reintroduced the test after a gap of 20 months at the backdrop of COVID-19 spike in the state.

Kolkata cops earlier said that they would use disposable straws in breathalysers. Despite the assurance, drivers insisted that most of the time only one common pipe was being used for the test.

Recently, during an examination at the EM bypass, a driver refused and questioned why he would blow a pipe which had been already used.

Drivers allege that the experiments were carried out in several parts of the city at night in the name of testing with breathalyser

Commuters further claimed that the officials were not wearing gloves so they did not touch the pipes that were used for mouths. Sources told News18 that policemen often do not get time to disinfect the instrument or pipe as many drunk drivers flee during the process of disinfecting the device.

“It is unthinkable what would happen if the same pipe was used in someone else’s case by examining the breath of a person with a breathalyzer,” the report quoted doctors as saying.,


- Never miss a story with notifications

- Gain full access to our premium content

- Browse free from up to 5 devices at once

Latest stories


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here