WHEN RANDOM BREATH TESTING CAME TO AUSTRALIA
Well, the end of year festivities has been run and done, and sadly for too many families it was a time of tragedy, with people losing both life and limb due to driving while intoxicated. Whilst drink driving incidences have declined (still too many) drug driving occurrences are, very disturbingly, on the increase.
We here at People Against Drink/Drug Driving know all too well the pain of such loss and we were created decades ago to challenge for change. Our work, initiated by some remarkable Australians decades ago, has continued to be a voice for safer roads and communities.
Random Breath Testing came about, in large part, because of the work of P.A.D.D and its members. Their efforts over the years have contributed to saving lives and that is something to celebrate.
In time for Australia day, The Dalgarno Institute with its partner group P.A.D.D are very proud to announce the release of the Digital version of the work RBT – When Random Breath Testing Came to Australia. This historical look and important initiative was written and compiled by the remarkable Australian Artist, and Founding President of P.A.D.D, Mr Donald Cameron. This informative vignette is well worth the read for both history and context. The booklet is made available free of charge, thanks to the Dalgarno Institute and its member base.
As we lead up to Australia Day and celebrate our great nation, let us do so with a sober mind and sober body about all this means, the good, the bad and the ugly – Most of all, let us not add to, or create further destruction and harm by being people who shockingly choose to drink/drug drive.
To quote the Author ‘Good Divers Keep the Lid On!’
Enjoy the walk down memory lane, and learn a little more about what best practice activism can accomplish.
The Team, Dalgarno Institute