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AlcoSense launches new DIY breathalyser in time for Christmas

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The personal breathalyser manufacturer AlcoSense is launching a new sub-£100 product today (1st November) aimed at helping drivers avoid being over the limit the morning after a night out.

The company says the AlcoSense Excel is the first breathalyser under £100 to use a smaller version (64mm2) of exactly the same sensor used in several UK Police-approved breathalysers (200mm2), which it says brings “a new level of accuracy and reliability for drivers at this price.”

In addition to giving detailed readings to two decimal places in either blood (‰BAC) or breath (mg/L) alcohol concentrations, the new AlcoSense Excel alerts users when they are close to or over your set limit.

The product also copes with different limits in different jurisdictions, for example England and Scotland, where different limits apply.

“But it’s not just about being under or over the limit.  Studies show that if you drive while having only one-eighth of the English drink drive limit in your system (one fifth of the Scottish limit), you are 37% more likely to be involved in a fatal accident than when sober,” said Hunter Abbott, MD of AlcoSense.  “The only way to tell when you’re safe to drive the morning after the night before is either to abstain completely from drinking alcohol or to use an accurate personal breathalyser.  The AlcoSense Excel gives detailed readings all the way up through the range so you can tell exactly when you are clear”.


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