Breath-testing for everyone involved in serious crashes from January 2011

All drivers involved in serious crashes will face automatic breath-testing from January.

The new law was due to come into force in July - but was delayed until next September to coincide with new, lower drink driving limits.

However Transport Minister Noel Dempsey decided to push through the special legislation next month.

Mary Clinton from ACART, has welcomed todays annoucement:

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