Christmas is a time where many of us indulge in the ‘festive spirit’ and with new Drink-driving laws being introduced over the past few years, we were introduced to the Alcosense Excel which gives you clear results on how much alcohol is still in your system so that you know when is safest to drive.
We’ve all been there where we’ve had a few sherries on Christmas eve but wondered if it’s safe to drive the next morning to collect Nana for the festivities. Some of us might think we’re safe, but the only sure fire way to find out is to use a breathalyzer.
The Excel from Alcosense is fully adaptable to Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales, European and Worldwide limits.
The Alcosense Excel uses the same technology as the police use to determine if you are over the legal limit. The Excel includes a 64mm2 version of exactly the same Fuel Cell sensor used by Police breathalyzers.
This nifty device will not only let you know if you’re safe to drive, but will let you know your exact readings on the 48mm Full Colour TFT Screen.
There are dozens of different alcohol sensors online, but few actually boast the properties that the Alcosense Excel does, as it also stores 24 of your previous readings in the memory for your reference, making this the perfect gift for Christmas 2016.
Mandy at UTCT HQ admits to having a few tipples on a Friday night. Thankfully, Mandy doesn’t drive and so uses the bus to meet her friends on a Saturday, however, we asked her to test the alcosense Excel on a Saturday morning to find out if she would – hypothetically – be safe to drive.
“I had a few drinks with the girls last night after work and went to bed at 1am. I was pretty sure the alcohol would be out of my system by 9am the following morning, but actually, I would be over the limit should I decide to drive! The interface is easy to use, you simply attach the blow tube and blow gently into the machine and keep on blowing until it tells you to stop. I initially blew 0.35mg/L which, being in Scotland, makes me over the limit. I was able to select my country from the device and it instantly showed up with a red warning sign to say I was unsafe to drive.
I had some breakfast, did some light exercise and checked again 2 hours later. I blew 0.10mg/L which meant I still had alcohol in my system, but was safe to drive. Personally, if I could drive, I wouldn’t be happy to drive unless I knew I had zero units of alcohol in my system, which by 11am the following day, you would think would be out of my system.
I was shocked at the results, but I’m actually really glad I tested it. It gave me a more ‘real’ understanding of what is deemed ‘safe’ and it now makes sense when my friends all stop drinking at 10pm if they are driving the next day! I reckon this would be used a lot over the festive season!”.
The device is available for under £100. Click here to visit Alcosense.
What do you think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below, or alternatively, you can get in touch using the social media icons.