Breath alcohol electronic testing devices for personal use – draft open for public comment

Driving while under the influence of alcohol affects perception, vision, concentration, reaction time and causes drowsiness – all of which increase the chances of having an accident. Consequences of drink driving include severe penalties, trauma, and death. Breath alcohol testing devices for personal use should be able to perform in a manner that allows the user to make informed decisions. The draft Standard AS 3547 Breath alcohol electronic testing devices for personal use supersedes the 2019 edition and is released for Public Comment.

The draft standard specifies requirements for the performance, testing and marking of breath alcohol testing devices intended for personal use. The capabilities of electronic breath testing devices have advanced, and consumers should be afforded the increased accuracy and reliability that modern devices can now provide. Therefore, this draft standard contains current performance and testing requirements.

Standards Australia encourages views and input from a wide cross section of the public on a draft publication during the Public Comment stage. Login to Standards Australia Connect to browse the draft of AS 3547 Breath alcohol testing devices for personal use which is open for Public Comment until 24 May 2022. More information on how to comment in the user guide for members of the public.

The draft standard was prepared by members of the Standards Australia Technical Committee CS-077 Breath alcohol testing devices. CFA supports a representative to participate on this committee, bringing the consumer stakeholder contribution to the process and ensuring a robust standard of benefit to the community. For more information about the CFA Standards Project and how to participate, please contact

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