§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
A survey carried out for TRRL in March 1989 asked 750 respondents whether they were in favour of random breath testing being introduced to discourage drinking and driving. The results were:
Percentage Strongly in favour 48 In favour 29 Undecided 10 Against 8 Strongly against 2 Don't know/No answer 2
This was part of a survey into attitudes to a wide variety of road safety counter-measures. It did not explain the implications of random breath testing. The results reflect the strength of public opinion against drinking and driving.
A summary of the results of this survey will be published later this year.