Stricter drunk driving laws take effect in Canada on Tuesday.
New legislation now gives police officers the right to demand a breath sample from any driver they stop lawfully.
Up until now, they needed to have reasonable suspicion a person had been drinking to request a breath sample.
The new law was passed in June and it also bumps up the maximum penalties for many alcohol-impaired driving offences to 10 years from five.
It’s hoped that the law will curb injuries and deaths related to drunk driving, which claims nearly four lives a day on average in Canada.
Mandatory alcohol screening is in place in more than 40 countries, including Australia, France, Germany, Ireland and Sweden.
In Canada, it’s a criminal offence to drive with a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.08 or higher.
You can also receive a roadside driving prohibition if you are caught driving with a blood-alcohol concentration between 0.05 and 0.08.
With files from the Canadian Press.