The holidays are coming up, and that means plenty of good cheer will be passed around at gatherings and parties. While the holidays are a joyous time that bring people together, they can be a dangerous time to be on the road. For any of your friends and loved ones who are drinking and driving, it is important to make sure that they are keeping their libations to a moderate level and will be safe when they hit the road.
One of the ways to help ensure that your guests are keeping their alcohol levels safe is to invest in a breathalyzer. There are many models available for consumer use today that measure blood alcohol level (BAC) percentage in seconds. All it takes is a quick blow into the mouthpiece and you will know if someone is tipping the legal limit or not. If they are, it is time to switch to water and take a timeout.
No matter what it is vital that you understand that a breathalyzer offers an estimate, but not a direct measurement of blood alcohol levels. This requires a blood test. However, an estimate can be a great help in determining how close to the legal limit someone is. Even if he or she is underneath the legal level in your state, it is a good idea to eat some food, drink some water, and take some additional time to bring the level down even further.
Drunk driving is one of the leading causes of traffic accidents today and something that no one should take lightly. Even if no one is hurt, a DUI arrest is a painful and expensive process no one wants to experience.
So enjoy the holidays but stay safe. Consider buying a breathalyzer if you will be entertaining this season. Not only will you be keeping your guests safer, you will be making the road a safer place for everyone, and that is something we can all benefit from every time of the year.