The operational capability of the Road Safety Unit has been further boosted with the addition of five portable breathalyzers, valued at US$2,500.
The devices were donated to the unit by Carib Cement Company Limited as part of its corporate social responsibility programme.
A portable breathalyzer is a wireless, hand-held device that monitors a user's breath for alcohol content.
Speaking at the handover ceremony at the Ministry of Transport and Mining yesterday, Minister Robert Montague said the devices are welcomed and would support and enhance the operations at the unit.
Montague said while the Road Safety Unit has been doing a commendable job in promoting road safety and awareness, citizens need to take greater responsibility when using the nation's roads.
He said with 25 road deaths since the start of the year, “we have to, as a country and a people, begin to decelerate the rate of road fatalities”.
Last year, the country recorded 386 road fatalities.