The Guyana National Bureau of Standards this afternoon announced that its Legal Metrology Department has finally built the capacity to conduct verification of breathalyzers.
The GNBS said as the institution responsible for measurements in Guyana, it has been sought after by the stakeholders to build capacity to provide the verification service.
The Bureau recently procured a Breathalyzer Test Bench, which is capable of verifying a wide range of breathalyzers.
Additionally, Inspectors were trained to provide the verification service by the supplier of the equipment and by the Measurement Institute of Argentina (INTI).
Breathalyzers would require regular verification to ensure accuracy is maintained.
The GNBS said on average, the verification process will take about two hours and a verification certificate would be provided to stakeholders for each equipment verified.
With the introduction of the new service by the GNBS, the Guyana Police Force is expected to be better able to prosecute drunk driving cases.
The Force has lost a number of Court cases after it came out during those cases that the breathalyzers used were not verified.
The GNBS said with its verification process, the credibility of the test results will be established.
Mewnahile, the GNBS has already procured the necessary equipment to conduct the verification of Speed guns and that service will be rolled out early in the second half of this year.