Researchers Randomly Test Volunteers For Impaired Driving

A research group focused on traffic safety was conducting a study in Yakima today to gather new statistics on how many people are regularly on the roads with some amount of alcohol or drugs in their system.
The research team is part of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, the study today used anonymous volunteers that were randomly picked by the staff as people were stopped at a red light.

A researcher would conduct a breathalyzer test on the driver whose results would be sent back to a server anonymously. 

The research team's study is funded by the Department of Transportation's National Highway Safety Administration. Participants would receive money for participating in the different anonymous testing. After the breathalyzer you could gain more money by taking a mouth swab, or having blood drawn to test for narcotics.

Local and Regional News

Photo Galleries

This Week's Circulars