Oct 072010
 October 7, 2010  Posted by  Non-U.S., Surveillance

When we’re not being told we should sacrifice a little privacy for security, we’re being told that we should sacrifice it for safety:

MADD Canada is calling on the federal government to move forward with the introduction of random breath testing and finally bring one of the most effective anti-impaired driving measures to Canada.

“The time for action is now,” said MADD Canada National President Denise Dubyk. “In random breath testing, we have a measure that will reduce alcohol-related crashes by a significant percentage. We can save hundreds of lives and prevent thousands of injuries every year.”

MADD Canada has undertaken several initiatives over the past year that support the case for random breath testing and its validity and viability as an effective anti-impaired driving measure in Canada:

* An Ipsos Reid poll commissioned by MADD Canada found that an overwhelming majority of Canadians supported random breath testing and agreed that it is a reasonable intrusion on drivers.

Read more of MADD Canada’s press release here.

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