Let’s face it, there is absolutely no excuse for drink driving. Ever! But sadly, one of the main causes of drink driving-related accidents isn’t people getting drunk and driving whilst heavily intoxicated, it is actually people driving their vehicles the next day, with alcohol still in their system. Although you may feel sober, and incredibly hungover after a heavy night of drinking, alcohol can stay in your system for a number of hours, which means that you would still be over the legal limit if you were to try to drive the next day, which is why the need for an effective home breathalyzer for Scotland has never been greater.
Here in Scotland, you’re probably well-aware by now, of the new laws regarding drink driving. The limit for drink driving is now virtually half of what it was previously, which means that even with just one, or even one half, you run the risk of being over the legal limit. Most people therefore, don’t risk drinking and driving, even if they intend to just have one small glass of wine with their meals. As mentioned however, the next day after drinking is where you are most likely to be legally classed as being over the limit. What’s even more frustrating is the fact that every person is different, which means that the alcohol can affect each person differently, and can stay in some people’s systems for far longer than others.
Drink driving is dangerous, it can be expensive, and it ruins lives, whether intentional or not. If you’re worried you may be over the legal limit, or if you just want to be certain that you aren’t however, there are a few things that you can do. Some of these however, can actually be detrimental.
First off, here’s a look at a few things that are not recommended in regards to drink driving, or potentially drink driving:
Waiting 12 hours before driving – As mentioned, some people respond differently to alcohol, so whereas it may be completely out of some people’s systems after 12 hours, for some, it may take longer.
Eating something greasy – Whilst there is evidence to suggest that fats do help absorb some alcohol from your system, this is by no means a guaranteed way of helping to sober yourself up quicker, and neither is drinking coffee.
Trying your luck and risking driving – Even if you feel fine and stone cold sober, you should NEVER risk driving if there is even the slightest chance you could still be over the legal limit.
So what can you do to be sure?
Over the years, it became painfully apparent that the need for an efficient Scottish breathalyzer was out of control, which is why we decided to develop and offer our state of the art breathalyzer to help take the guess work out of things. It will ensure that, if you do decide to enjoy a glass of wine with your dinner, or a swift half, that when you do get behind the wheel, you are safe and legal. If you’ve been out partying the night before, before you get behind the wheel the next morning, a quick breathalyser test will determine whether the alcohol is indeed out of your system and, could potentially save you money, points on your licence, or most importantly, people’s lives.