The Breathalyser 50th Anniversary Thimble

£7.95
In September 1897, George Smith, a 25-year old London taxi driver, became the first person to be arrested for drink driving and after pleading guilty he was fined 25 shillings. But scientific roadtest testing, and the tools to do it, took a lot longer to arrive. The Road Safety Act of 1967, brought in by Barbara Castle, Minister for Transport introduced, on 9 October 1967, evidential breath testing – better known as the roadside breathalyser.

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In September 1897, George Smith, a 25-year old London taxi driver, became the first person to be arrested for drink driving and after pleading guilty he was fined 25 shillings. But scientific roadtest testing, and the tools to do it, took a lot longer to arrive. The Road Safety Act of 1967, brought in by Barbara Castle, Minister for Transport introduced, on 9 October 1967, evidential breath testing – better known as the roadside breathalyser.