Following in the footsteps of Delhi Traffic Police to carry out breath-analyser tests on drunken drivers, the Gurgaon Traffic Police have also sought the supply of 2,500 breath-analyser pipes per month.
Earlier, the department faced shortage of straws used to check the alcohol content in drivers. With this, the use of shared pipes increased the spread of infection among those undergoing the breath-analyser test.
The traffic police had challaned 14,600 people last year (1,216 per month on an average) for drunken driving. To test the breath of more than 20,000 (1666 per month on average), the traffic police requires more breath-analyser pipes.
Currently, the police department receives about 1,000 pipes a month. “The disposable straw on top of the devices can infect a person if re-used,” said Bharti Arora, DCP (traffic), Gurgaon.