The maximum court-imposed penalty for existing “under-the-influence” offences for riders is a $6,192 fine.
Queensland Police can enforce drink riding penalties, and consuming alcohol while riding can result in an on-the-spot fine of $464.
Police Minister Mark Ryan has requested the Queensland Police Service to collaborate with TMR to explore the expansion of random breath testing.
“The legislation that governs the application of random breath tests on motorists falls under the responsibility of the Department of Transport and Main Roads,” Minister Ryan explained.
“To ensure the ongoing safety of road and footpath users, I have asked QPS to liaise with the transport department to consider the expansion of the scope of RBT applications.”
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