Victoria Police has issued a statement regarding the conducting of preliminary breath tests (PBT) during the coronavirus pandemic.
The statement confirmed expert medical advice has been sought and Victoria Police has been reassured that it is safe for people to participate in a PBT.
It is against the law for drivers to refuse a PBT on the basis that they suspect coronavirus could be contracted.
New straws and gloves are used every time a PBT is conducted. The machine is also disinfected between use.
If the driver is not confident this has taken place, they can ask the police officer to complete the steps in front of them again.
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