Drunk driving is a universal challenge that results in the deaths of tens of thousands of people every year. It’s almost impossible to completely measure the cost of this loss to families, businesses and economies. Many of us never really understand this loss until we experience the death of a loved one or have a close encounter with losing our own life. It is then, that we truly appreciate that the highest cost is in fact, the loss of lives.
One of the most effective ways to help reduce drunk driving is to target and educate those who drink alcohol to help them understand the effects of alcohol. From how alcohol affects our natural ability to see clearly, judge distance correctly and react quickly.
We all need to understand the basic rules when it comes to alcohol and our bodies. For example, the more alcohol we consume in a short period of time, the higher the blood alcohol concentration will be. This means the alcohol will remain in the blood stream much longer, and therefore, more severe implications on our ability to drive properly. For the many of us who fail to understand how alcohol affects our bodies, and continue to drink and drive, the consequences are death – our own and/ or those of other road users. It’s only a matter of time.
When we have alcohol in our blood, alcohol is released into the breath which is exhaled from the lungs. Alcohol testers, commonly known as breathalysers, test the exhaled breath to gauge just how much alcohol is present in the breath. The higher the breath alcohol concentration, the higher the amount of alcohol present in the body. This means a greater effect on our driving ability and a higher risk of road crashes.
Breathalysers help road users understand whether or not they are safe to drive. They provide a clear indicator of one’s breath alcohol content immediately. In a sense, they empower us to make the right decisions when it comes to road use after drinking. We as humans however cannot make the right decisions without knowing what alcohol does to our bodies, and the legalities that come with drunk driving. To this end, any responsible government, business or family would support the use of breathalysers as a means to ensure that drivers take the right precautions before they take to the road.
About Alcohol Breathalysers CC
Alcohol Breathalysers CC is a South African based closed corporation popularly known as www.breathalysers.co.za that distributes a wide range of alcohol testers / breathalysers. The company has been in the business of promoting Road Safety, Safe Driving and Safe Workplaces since 2004 and has grown distribution to over 7000 customers and also sells directly to consumers.
One of the most important objectives of Alcohol Breathalysers over the past decade has been to make available affordable, reliable and accurate breathalysers for drivers and every day men and women to gain access to for self-testing and awareness.
Alcohol Breathalysers Contact:
General Manager – Angus MacArthur
Tel: +27 11 023 8955
Mobile Tel: + 27 72 747 6551