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Reasons to Buy Your Own Personal Breathalyzer

Reasons to Buy Your Own Personal Breathalyzer

It doesn’t matter if you are a light or heavy drinker. Having your own personal alcohol breathalyzer can be beneficial for many different reasons. So, the next time you think you are sober enough to drive, consider using this little device because it can literally save a life.

Drinking Less than Legal Limit Still has Negative Side Effects

Every country has its own legal limits for being intoxicated. However, even if you’re careful with the amount you drink there can still be some negative side effects on your driving abilities. This is one of the main reasons why having a personal breathalyser can be useful. You can use it on your own to check your blood alcohol level before getting behind the wheel.

Afternoons in Traffic School

Having Saturday afternoons free might sound like a great reason to go out and have fun. However, there is some bad news for you. If you get a fine for drunk driving you will be spending most of your Saturdays at the drunk driver’s classes and that means bye-bye free Saturdays.

Goes on Your Record

Drunk driving will not only get you a fine. It will also get you a record for at least ten years. In other words, this can be very bad for you and especially your career. If you have drunk driving on your record it will most likely turn off many potential employers.

Jail Time

Spending the night sobering up in jail is certainly not a dream come true. Well, that is what happens if you get pulled over and caught for drunk driving. You have to spend time in jail in that horrible drunk state and then you have to drag your friends and family to bail you out, which is definitely going to make you feel very uncomfortable.

Keep Yourself from Making Hasty Decisions

If you often find yourself in this state, how will you know if you are sober enough to drive? Unless you have “spidey senses”, which I’m sure is not the case, you need some real reassurance.  If you want to know for sure, an alcohol breathalyzer will help you determine if you are sober and coherent. It will give you concrete numbers and reassure you if it is safe for you to get behind the wheel.

A Breathalyzer Provides Peace of Mind

The last thing that should be worrying you as you are out with friends and having fun is whether you are in a good enough state to drive safely. How many times have you allowed yourself to get behind the wheel thinking you got sober enough to drive home safely? Imagine what would have happened in case you got pulled over by the police then? You wouldn’t have liked the consequences. That’s for sure. Even if you had only a few drinks, it’s better to be safe and avoid putting yourself and your loved ones at risk.

A Breathalyzer is a Wise Investment

Do you know how much the cost for a DUI fine is on the average? It is about $480, except that’s not the only thing you’ll have to pay for. There are other fines and fees involved too. So, in the end, the whole thing ends up costing you around $5,200. In other words, think about it and ask yourself, “Is it really worth it?” This is why investing in a personal breathalyzer is one of the best decisions you could make in life, especially because most breathalyzers have prices that are approximately one-fourteenth of this amount.

Prevents You from Endangering Your Own Life

Your safety should always be your number one priority. That is why investing in a breathalyzer can be very useful. It will help put your mind at ease knowing that you are sure about your decisions. It will prevent you from possibly endangering your own life. Remember that even when you are slightly drunk, that is still considered drunk driving and you are increasing your chances of causing a car accident.

Prevents You from Endangering the Lives of Others

Lastly, if you are drunk driving, you are putting your loved ones in great danger as well. As much as you wouldn’t like something bad to happen to you on the road, you wouldn’t like it to happen to your friends and family either. By drunk driving, you are also putting in danger innocent passer-by’s on the street. So before you hop in your car, make sure you are sober enough to drive.


All things considered, there are many different reasons why investing in a good-quality alcohol breathalyzer is a good idea. One of them is that you will know for sure whether it is a good idea to drive or not. You will be able to protect yourself and your loved ones from potential car accidents and you will most likely avoid getting a drunk driving fine, which obviously everyone aims to avoid.

Emily is a psychology student from Sydney and a freelance writer with 4-year long experience, passionate about inspiring readers to make healthier life choices. She is also a marketing and design enthusiast who also enjoys travelling."

This article was submitted exclusively to CrystalWind.ca by Emily Wilson.

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