‘Hot cross bun effect’: RTMC claims no false arrests will be made

‘Hot cross bun effect’: RTMC claims no false arrests will be made

- A video of a police officer testing positive for alcohol consumption after eating a hot cross bun went viral recently and is worrying South African drivers

- The Road Traffic Management Corporation has now come forward to assure citizens that no false arrests will be made over Easter because of this ‘hot cross bun effect’

- To prevent any confusion, law enforcement officers will be required to repeat breathalyser tests in certain cases

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A viral video of a police officer blowing into a breathalyser after eating a hot cross bun has sent South Africans into a spin over this Easter weekend.

The clip showed that eating a hot cross bun could mean that one tests positive for alcohol consumption when taking a breathalyser test.

Subsequently, the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) has come forward to make a statement regarding the hot cross bun controversy.

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The RTMC has urged South Africans to keep calm and has promised that no unfair arrests will be made during this holiday period.

Hot cross buns are a popular Easter delight in Mzansi, and officials are aware that many South Africans will be enjoying this treat over the next couple of days.

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According to eNCA, to ensure no false arrests are made, police officers will be repeating breathalyser tests in certain conditions.

Briefly.co.za gathered that skewed breathalyser results can be rectified after another test is conducted 10 to 20 minutes later.

eNCA conducted additional tests and found that, interestingly, hot cross buns may not be the only culprits when it comes to altering breathalyser test results.

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Products that may leave trace elements of alcohol on the breath, such as breath freshener spray and cough syrup, may also affect the outcome of a breathalyser test.

To find out more, watch the video below:

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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