This is not an attempt
to target bikers, just any road users. There's a degree of paranoia being exhibited by MCN, as usual, but if these devices can stop one drunk driver from driving, then good.
Yes, there are the persistent offenders, who will drink and drive no matter what the law says, but these are really aimed at the person who is responsible enough to ask the question in the first place. "Am I safe to drive?"
It could of course be argued that if you have had any alchohol at all, then play safe and don't drive, but we all know that that is not the case most times. It could also be argued that £5 is a small price to pay to save your licence. Let's not forget that there are moves to reduce the current limit in line with most of Europe, and indeed Scotland are already pushing ahead with this if approved by the Holyrood parliament.
So, those that thought that one pint was OK for driving might want to reconsider. It well known that there are all sorts of variables that can affect your blood alchohol levels, such as sex, height, weight, age etc. We are not all the same.
If this can prevent another SMIDSY, then all well and good. The only caveat should be that it's a revenue neutral device, and not profit a friend of the Prime Minister, such as has happened in France. The politician who introduced the legislation in France was a buddy of Sarkozy, and has partial control of one of the only two manufacturers licenced to manufacture the breathalysers.