As we talked about in the previous post, this is not a black and white world. The path chosen is not always the correct path, but rather, the path of least resistance or a path muddled by factors outside the confines of clear thinking, common sense, or right versus wrong. We all know what the right answer is – if you drink, don’t drive. This is not a new concept, nor is it a difficult one to understand. Enter the shades of gray.
Inevitably, there will be occasions where an alcoholic beverage and a set of car keys cross paths. In these moderate cases, the next level of good judgment after abstinence is the use of a personal breathalyzer as a safety device. Keep one in your car glove box to avoid guessing at your sobriety level. They offer accurate readings on whether or not you are below, near, or over the legal blood/alcohol limit. Better to find out using your device instead of taking the police model out for a test drive at a DUI checkpoint.
The AlcoHawk Breathalyzer models are a convenient option to keep in your pocket or the car just in case you need to check your BAC (Blood Alcohol Content), or perhaps a friend's. With impaired judgment come impaired decisions, and real friends look out for one another. Breathalyzers have two different technologies that can give the device a BAC reading - a fuel cell technology, or a more expensive semiconductor technology. The less expensive models tend to have the cheaper fuel cell technology in them for product cost effeciency.
Please remember the BAC laws are set for a reason, and the number is the number. No one is above the law, and it is all our responsibility to ensure everyone gets home this holiday season in one piece. No family deserves the alternative based on a senseless and selfish act. Be safe.