EVERY year around 600 people are booked for drunk driving through the use of breathalyser tests.
Director traffic, Senior Superintendent of Police, Mahesh Mishra said they had 21 evidential breathalyser instruments with 50 road test devices.
"This is only 60 per cent of our capabilities and it's everyone's responsibility to help police curb this problem which pose a threat to all road users," he said.
SSP Mishra said government was committed to bring in more instruments to improve their services and at the same time reduce the number of road accidents in the country.
He said the two-day breathalyser conference was an opportunity for officers to understand their roles and the use of new breathalyser test machines.
Yesterday invited guests from the business community and relevant stakeholders were provided the opportunity to see some of the latest developments in breathalyser machinery brought in by Drager Pacific Limited.
The latest technology includes the ability to also test not only alcohol levels but that of drugs and the ability to read reliable information within minutes.
While the new gadgets were showcased, Police Commissioner Brigadier-General Ioane Naivalurua stressed that the success of keeping the road safe lay with the individual officers.
"The focus on the next few days should be getting the driver to be filled with knowledge and understanding what government wants," he said.
The commissioner also emphasised the need for the officers to change the way they carried out their work.