AUTOMATIC NUMBER PLATE RECOGNITION (ANPR)
ANPR technology can instantly verify the registration details of vehicles on the road, which includes vehicles parked on the roadside.
ANPR technology assists enforcement officers in accurately identifying unregistered vehicles, as well as ensuring that vehicles are compliant with other vehicle and transport laws.
ANPR also allows a police officer to intercept vehicles of interest such as those with stolen or false plates, as information is checked against both the Department of Transport and Main Roads registration and driver's licence information and also other records held by the Queensland Police Service.
ANPR is also used as an additional measure to enhance the current road safety functions already performed such as roadside interceptions and random vehicle inspections.
RANDOM BREATH TESTING
Random breath testing helps to detect drink drivers and reduce the number of drink driving crashes by deterring motorists from driving when they are over their alcohol limit.
Police regularly conduct random breath testing and, as a driver, you should expect to be intercepted for a random breath test at any time.
If you are to be breath tested, a police officer will ask you to provide a preliminary breath test by blowing into a roadside breath testing device.
If you are over your alcohol limit for the type of licence you hold, the conditions of your licence or the type of vehicle that you are driving, you will be detained and taken for further breath or blood testing at the police officer's discretion.
If it is confirmed that you are over your alcohol limit, you will be charged with the offence of drink driving.
Depending on your breath or blood alcohol concentration (BAC), your licence may be suspended for 24 hours or until the charge is dealt with by a court.
Refusing to take the roadside breath test is an offence, and you will be detained and taken for a further breath or blood test.
If you again refuse to take this breath or blood test, you will be charged with a second offence of refusing to supply the specimen of breath or blood.