Pedestrians in Namibia’s capital are being warned that they’ll be breathalysed if they are unlucky enough to be hit by a car, it’s reported, according to a BBC report.
Police in Windhoek will treat those travelling on foot in the same way as drivers if there’s a collision – provided the pedestrian survives, the Namibia Press Agency reports.
Police spokesman Edmund Khoaseb says when pedestrians are hit it’s often on weekend nights after people have had a tipple or two.
“Most of the time, the victims will be coming from bars and under the influence of alcohol, which makes it difficult for them to fully concentrate on the road,” he tells the agency, adding that motorists could also slow down and be more attentive. It’s not clear what the consequences of any elevated breath test readings would be.