Argument: Random breath tests help deter drunk driving

Issue Report: Random sobriety tests for drivers


Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD): “RBT deters impaired driving by increasing the perceived chance of detection. For example, in New South Wales, 90% of drivers surveyed thought they might be breath tested.”[1]

A 1995 review by the European Transport Safety Council concluded, “There is wide agreement in the international scientific literature that increasing driver’s perception of the risk of being detected for excess alcohol is a very important element in any package of measures to reduce alcohol related crashes.”[2]