Government Sets Breath Analyzer Standards for Public Safety

New rules to ensure accuracy and reliability of breathanalyzers
Courtesy- Napier Law Firm
Courtesy- Napier Law Firm

New Delhi- To prevent alcohol-related accidents, the government has decided to set standards for breathalyzers. The new standard for breathanalyzer will ensure the accuracy and reliability of breathanalyzers used by the police and other organisations.

The Legal Metrology Division of the Department of Consumer Affairs, Government of India, has introduced new draft rules for Evidential Breath Analyzers under the Legal Metrology (General) Rules, 2011.

This initiative aims to enhance the accuracy and reliability of breath analyzers used by law enforcement and workplaces, thereby boosting public safety and trust.

Verified and standardized Evidential Breath Analyzers will precisely measure blood alcohol concentration from breath samples, ensuring that intoxicated individuals are swiftly and effectively identified. This will help prevent alcohol-related incidents on the road, contributing to safer travel for everyone.

The new rules require Evidential Breath Analyzers to adhere to standardized testing procedures, ensuring consistent and reliable results across different devices. This standardization fosters public confidence in the fairness and accuracy of enforcement actions.

Evidential Breath Analyzers must be verified and stamped according to the Legal Metrology Act, 2009, to ensure their accuracy. This verification protects individuals from wrongful penalties due to faulty equipment and helps maintain the integrity of legal and workplace policies.

Evidential Breath Analysers provide a non-invasive way to measure blood alcohol content, offering quick and painless sample collection. The rapid analysis capabilities allow law enforcement officers to make swift, informed decisions, enhancing the effectiveness of roadside checks.

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