- Why should I have one of these?
At the very least impaired driving costs thousands of dollars in legal expenses when you are caught. Loss of driving privileges, loss of work time, legal fees, and jail time are some of the least impacting consequences that can result from impaired driving.
Knowing and seeing for yourself how few drinks it takes to raise your BAC over the legal limit should make you more aware so you can make better decisions when you go out.
- What technology do these have?
Portable breathalyzers generally use either a semiconductor sensor (less expensive) or a fuel cell sensor (expensive). Ours all use an Advanced Semiconductor Oxide Alcohol Sensor.
Fuel cell sensor breathalyzers will cost much more. They have the ability to differentiate between things that may give false readings like ketones which occur in your body if you don't have enough insulin to turn sugar into energy = Diabetes.
- Are these accurate?
All breathalyzers have a margin of error. These all have a tolerance or error range of .005 or less. That means if you were to show a .05 BAC on the unit your actual BAC could be .045 or .055. This falls into into a pretty standard range of tolerance and accuracy for breathalyzers with semi conductor sensors although some have lower tolerances and usually cost much more.
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- The unit shows I am under the legal limit. Is it safe for me to drive?
Nope. Absolutely Not. Any amount of alcohol impairs your reflexes and motor skills. Your judgement is also different as soon as alcohol enters your body. There is no arguing that the the best rule is Don't Drink and Drive.
Your BAC is only one factor determining if you will be charged with a DUI or impaired driving. If you are at or over the legal limit, you will be charged. If you are under the legal limit you can still be charged.
- How can I use this?
One great way to use this is to have a drink around the house when you know you are not going anywhere. Check your BAC. Wait a half hour. Check again and notice the difference or have another drink and check again. Try it different ways over the span of a few days. Now you know that every time you have 3 drinks in an hour you are over a .05 BAC. Wouldn't that be good knowledge to have? It really does not take that many drinks to raise your BAC over the legal limit. Having that knowledge and knowing and seeing first hand should result in more responsible decisions when you are going out.