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Breathalyzer Tests for Pedestrians?

A new study from the University of Adelaide, commissioned by Australia’s Motor Accident Commission, finds that randomly breath-testing pedestrians is the most effective method of fighting “drunk walkers,” who pose a serious problem in Australia. “As one public health advocate put it, we have a blood alcohol limit for driving, why not for people walking next to traffic,” said Paul Hutchinson, the study’s author. “People already have the power to take into protective custody drunk people who are a danger to their or others’ safety.” (HT: Brett Rogers)[%comments]