Police may be able to stop drivers for random breath testing if Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is successful in its latest campaign.
MADD Canada is pushing the federal government to pass legislation that will allow officers to stop and ask anyone for a breath sample.
The past president of MADD Canada Margaret Miller said random breath testing would give police the express power to stop vehicles in a sobriety-type checkpoint.
“The main purpose is to be able to stop a group of vehicles, like they do in many countries, and they ask each driver for their license and insurance,” Miller said. “Along with the rest, you will also be asked for a breath sample. The purpose is basically to reduce the number of impaired driving deaths and injuries...
(why not grab a stool sample while we're at it? -fc)