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Covid fears see return of old-school balance tests for drink-driving

06 December 2020 - 00:00 By Sipokazi Fokazi

If you’re stopped for suspected drink-driving this festive season, expect some old-fashioned treatment at the side of the road.

The use of breathalysers has been suspended in most of SA since the start of the Covid-19 outbreak, and traffic cops have resorted to methods such as asking drivers to stand on one leg or walk along a white line if they suspect them of being over the limit...

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