Are breathalyzers accurate? It kind of seems like a loaded question. All the manufacturers say yes. All the lawyers say no. So does the answer really just depend on who you ask? Actually, no. The answer is, breathalyzers are very accurate – but only if you use the right kind from a quality manufacturer. Specifically, if your breathalyzer uses anything other than a fuel cell sensor, your device is limited in how accurate it can be and be sure you know the company behind your product. So ... Read More about Are Breathalyzers Accurate? Third Party Testers Say…It Depends!
A DUI can wreck your life. Not to mention other people’s lives too. Even if no one gets hurt, the damage to your life and to your family from a DUI can be catastrophic. You can lose your job. You'll pay thousands in fines and legal fees. Your insurance rates will increase. You can lose your car. All this and much more can happen simply because your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) is found to be over 0.08% (or whatever the legal limit is in your state) when you get pulled over. A ... Read More about How to Avoid a DUI in 5 Simple Steps
BAC is short for blood alcohol content or blood alcohol concentration. It’s the measure of how much alcohol is present in your bloodstream – which has a lot to do with how much and how quickly you’re consuming alcohol. You may want to know your exact BAC if you’re planning to drive after having a drink or two (something we never recommend). You may also want to know what a certain BAC level feels like or how quickly your BAC increases. Many factors can affect your BAC. Some are factors we ... Read More about Factors That Do – and Do Not – Affect Your BAC (and Why)
Blood alcohol content, BAC for short, is the common definition for alcohol impairment – or, getting drunk. A BAC of .08% is an important demarcation in the eyes of the law. When you’re having some beers with friends, you probably want to know exactly how many beers will get you to that spot. The short answer: not many. The longer answer is that your BAC depends both on your physical and emotional makeup as well as the beers you’re drinking. Interestingly, a new study indicates that the ... Read More about How Many Beers Does it Take to Reach a BAC of .08%?