If you’re required to get an ignition interlock on your car, you might be nervous. That goes double if your car is an especially prized possession – as many are. So it’s understandable that you’d be concerned about someone installing an electrical device in it, especially a device which has the … [Read more...] about Will an Ignition Interlock Damage My Car’s Electrical System?
What happens after the police arrive at a crash scene in British Columbia? If one or more of the people involved are suspected of drunk driving, police will require those people to submit to a breathalyzer test to determine the cause of the crash. But what if police suspect the crash cause was … [Read more...] about Textalyzer Will Make You Put Down That Phone
If you have been arrested or convicted for DUI, you might be facing an ignition interlock requirement. That means you’ll have device installed in your vehicle which will detect any alcohol on your breath. If the device detects alcohol in an amount that’s above the (quite low) limit, your vehicle … [Read more...] about Just How Accurate are Ignition Interlocks?
Uber’s been in the news lately, and the publicity they’ve received hasn’t been all good. The ride sharing company has seen both positive and negative coverage, including a hotly debated research study suggesting Uber is responsible for a decrease in drunk driving rates among certain California … [Read more...] about Uber Safe Hits The Curb In Toronto
Breathalyzers are vital technology in the battle against drunk driving. Law enforcement personnel use them; the ignition interlock is also based on breathalyzer technology. An ignition interlock, or car breathalyzer, prevents a vehicle from starting if the driver has been drinking. The past few … [Read more...] about Can I Trust A Personal Breathalyzer?
Drivers who have an ignition interlock installed in their car sometimes wonder about the device’s use of electricity. At installation technicians are regularly asked, “Will the interlock device drain my battery?” The answer is no: under normal conditions, an ignition interlock won’t cause excessive … [Read more...] about Will an ignition interlock drain my battery?
Drinking, driving, and gaming? It might sound strange, but when a few gamers wanted to test out their performance behind the virtual wheel of a video game recently, they learned how difficult it is to drink and drive any vehicle, even one in a game. It was a test straight out of an episode of … [Read more...] about Breathalyzer Shows Drinking And Gaming Don’t Mix
If police pull you over and suspect you of drinking and driving, they’re going to want to do a few tests to make sure you’re over the legal limit of .08. You may be asked to do field sobriety tests like walk a straight line, recite the alphabet backwards or forwards, or even put your finger to your … [Read more...] about How Do Breathalyzers Work?
Because alcohol affects everyone differently, you can’t predict how much you’ll have to drink before you’re too drunk to drive. No matter who you are, the best guideline to follow is to not drive after drinking, period. There will always be naysayers who think they’re not ‘that drunk’ and they’re … [Read more...] about No Excuses For Driving Drunk When You Have A Personal Breathalyzer