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Originally posted by catwhoknows
But I think what the problem is - is that if a cop stops you, he doesn't know who has been drinking.
Originally posted by CHA0S
reply to post by Mike Stivic
I'm pretty sure it's perfectly legal here in Australia for passengers to drink. I guess the logic behind this is that if the cops suspect the driver is drinking they don't have to put them through all sorts of ridiculous tests, they must simply blow/speak into the breath tester and it will instantly be known if he/she is drinking...I've never understood why they don't do that in the US (I'm pretty sure they don't), is it really that hard to blow (the modern ones only require you to speak) into a breath tester? What's the problem if you aren't drunk?
[edit on 21/8/10 by CHA0S]
Originally posted by kyred
reply to post by AR154
Sure there is a way to verify. There's the smell test. That's used at road blocks here. And there's the balloon breathalyzers that the local police keep handy, too. if a driver fails the smell test.
Originally posted by AR154
How do you know they aren't about to drink it, but haven't yet?