We all know that the manufacturing industry is constantly hard at work to ensure our daily lives run smoother and easier. We think about the typical products the industry is responsible for and then don’t give much thought to the other items.
Did you know, however, that the manufacturing industry is using technology to produce devices that can help drivers avoid driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII) charges in the state of Oregon? Let’s take a closer look.
Knowing your limit
It’s common knowledge that when you are stopped by the R.I.D.E. Program or you are stopped for a random check to ensure you haven’t been drinking and driving that the police will use a breathalyzer. By blowing into the device the police officer will be able to determine whether or not you are within the legal limits of blood alcohol content.
Obviously, if you haven’t been drinking, it’s not a problem, but many people can handle a drink or two and are just fine to drive – or so they think. A breathalyzer will provide that definitive answer.
Should you blow over the legal amount you will then be facing DUII charges, possibly even a DUII arrest, and you’ll likely need the services of a DUII lawyer Oregon. So wouldn’t it be nice to prevent all of this from happening and know definitively what your limit is? This is where the manufacturing industry comes in.
Anyone can benefit
The idea of carrying around your own personal breathalyzer may seem a bit odd, but once you start to think about it, it does make sense. You don’t have to be a regular drinker or a party animal to make use of one. It could be that you were at a backyard BBQ at friend’s house, an afternoon birthday party, or just an evening out with friends.
There’s also the fact you don’t have to wait until the end of the party/gathering to check your blood alcohol levels. You can quietly sneak off to a washroom and check it throughout the event so you can get real-time results. You’ll know when to slow down, when you’ve gone over, and when you are safe to drive again.
Not only can this information save you from a possible DUII charge, it can save your own as well as someone else’s life since you won’t be on the road over the legal limit. It’s important to start looking at the device, not as something you’d never possibly use, but rather something that doesn’t hurt to carry with you.
Making it accessible to the public
While these devices used to be accessible to the police force only, today manufacturers have started to offer them to the public. Devices are now easier to use than ever before with digital readings that are instant and easy to read. Manufacturers have also figured out how to make them at a much more affordable cost. It may not even be for you; many parents are now purchasing these devices to check that their teenagers haven’t been out drinking.
What to buy?
If you’re considering purchasing a personal breathalyzer there are a few things to be aware of before picking a model. While cost is typically a factor, it’s important to note that this is the kind of device you don’t want to take chances on where quality is concerned. You need to trust that the reading the device gives is accurate. This means the cheap pocket keychain models that are widely available aren’t the best option. These should be seen more as a rough estimate rather than a true reading.
Ideally, you want to look for a digital handheld breathalyzer. These are what the police use and they are usually very accurate. They are typically small enough to fit into a glove compartment or purse and are very easy to use. Some of these even feature such helpful modes as clinical testing, hospital, or police screening criteria, which are all used here in the United States. It’s also important to look for one that says “USA Calibration”.
Saving you from hassle and risk
Thanks to the manufacturing industry, you can now chalk up personal breathalyzers as another useful and handy item produced for the public. These devices are now readily available and at an affordable cost, so you never have to take a risk where your personal safety and alcohol are concerned. The first time you blow over the legal amount, the device will pay for itself.