The Port of Gothenburg is one of the first ports to use automated sobriety checkpoint technology. The equipment has been installed at Gate 1 at the Port of Gothenburg Energy Port, one of the largest open access energy terminals in Sweden, handling more than 20 million tonnes of energy products each year. The Energy Port is also classified as protected property under the Protective Security Act.
Elvir Dzanic, newly appointed chief executive of Gothenburg Port Authority, stated that the new sobriety testing system also offers further potential for the Port of Gothenburg to maintain its competitive edge.
“Quite apart from the safety aspect out on the roads, the system will also ensure the safety of our partners, freight and employees inside the terminal, making us more competitive,” said Elvir Dzanic.
3,000 vehicles per day
Each day upwards of 3,000 vehicles pass through Gate 1, and the random breathalyser checks take place in conjunction with id controls at the gate. The checkpoint equipment randomly selects drivers to undergo a breathalyser test. If the test is negative, confirming the driver is sober, the barrier is opened. If the test is positive, the barrier will stay down and the police will be alerted.