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High-tech breathalyser boom gate to be installed at Melbourne licensed premises

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A high-tech boom gate, connected to a breath testing device, is to be installed at a car park at a licensed venue in Melbourne’s south.

As reported in the Herald Sun, the “alco-gate” is a part of a deal between the Transport Accident Commission and a premises at a location which is a closely guarded secret.

Lead director of road safety at the TAC, Samantha Cockfield, told Kate and Craig the trial is the first in Australia, using technology pioneered in Sweden.

“It is a trial, and we’re getting a partner who is happy to be involved in the trial and wants to protect its clients,” she said.

“It is voluntary, we’re not stopping people from leaving per se but they will all need to blow in and at least know what their potential blood alcohol level is before they leave.”

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