Responsible motorists would never dream of driving after a few drinks, but it’s surprisingly easy to still have alcohol in your system the following morning. Almost one in five drink drive convictions are the morning after the night before and a third of all breath tests conducted by Police after an accident are between 7am and 1pm.
Now Dads can test themselves with the Lite 2 – the entry-level personal breathalyser from AlcoSense. Designed in the UK, the AlcoSense Lite 2 brings increased levels of reliability and precision to the under £50 sector – thanks to an upgraded sensor, sampling system and simplified operation.
Using the company’s latest semi-conductor sensor technology, it boasts an industry-leading accuracy in this price bracket of +/-0.20‰ BAC and gives you clear results in seconds. All you need for a reading is to turn the unit on, wait for it to count down to zero, then blow until it beeps (about 6 seconds).
It has an adjustable warning system that features a ‘Don’t Drive’ alert, both on screen and audibly. It can be set to the drink drive limit in England, Wales and Northern Ireland – or the lower limit in Scotland and Republic of Ireland.
“The responsible enjoyment of alcohol includes understanding when it has cleared your system,” says Hunter Abbott, managing director of AlcoSense. “A personal breathalyser helps remove potentially fatal guesswork when deciding whether to get behind the wheel the morning after you’ve consumed alcohol. Studies show you are 13 times more likely to be involved in a fatal accident when at the English and Welsh drink drive limit, compared with being sober”.
Sleekly designed in striking white, the pocket-sized AlcoSense Lite 2 is available priced £44.99 from Halfords or online at alcosense.co.uk