Poundshop Alcohol Breathalyzer Only £1.00
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Poundshop Alcohol Breathalyzer Only £1.00

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Found 21st Dec 2014
Thought I would share for a £1.00 especially with it being Holiday Season, Handy to stock up for the morning after, At this price they should be supplied in vending machines around pubs, clubs & restaurants, £1.00 could be a mere price to prove a point and save a life. Great for stocking fillers

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Handy to have!

Original Poster

Ive not come across these befor, think ther a fab idea

No good in Scotland though.

Is this accurate, being £1 I would expect accuracy and quality to be somewhat lacking. Further to that, are you willing to have another road users death on your conscience? Do yourself a favour - drink, don't drive. Drive, don't drink. Saves £1 too.

Rab88

No good in Scotland though.


why not ?

Just be aware that these are based on the current regulations in England, Wales etc but Scotland reduced the tolerance level as of 5th December and are now much stricter.

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GrantG182

Is this accurate, being £1 I would expect accuracy and quality to be … Is this accurate, being £1 I would expect accuracy and quality to be somewhat lacking. Further to that, are you willing to have another road users death on your conscience? Do yourself a favour - drink, don't drive. Drive, don't drink. Saves £1 too.

Zero is the only limit but well intentioned OP x

Even if you only had one, don't drive.

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GrantG182

Is this accurate, being £1 I would expect accuracy and quality to be … Is this accurate, being £1 I would expect accuracy and quality to be somewhat lacking. Further to that, are you willing to have another road users death on your conscience? Do yourself a favour - drink, don't drive. Drive, don't drink. Saves £1 too.



Im sure ther as to be standards to sell these as accurate, totally agree dnt drink and drivebin the first instance but sadly not everyone thinks that way

As OP said - good for the morning after to check to see if you are legal before driving. I don't think there was any suggestion of using it to drive home form the pub.

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nlpnlp

As OP said - good for the morning after to check to see if you are legal … As OP said - good for the morning after to check to see if you are legal before driving. I don't think there was any suggestion of using it to drive home form the pub.


thku, hope peeps are not judging me, I never drink and drive, merely thought at the price it was worth sharing

I've seen these before and there was a disclaimer saying the reading was not to be taken as a definite and couldn't be used as evidence that you weren't impaired. This probably has a similar warning somewhere on it.

I've seen this exact thing in my chemist for around £3 so a quid is defo a bargain, I believe you get 2 tests in a pack

Is this from poundland?

Forget that and put your quid towards a taxi fare home.

It's all fine and well for people to not drive after a drink. What about the day after? That's where these are handy.
My works night out was on Friday, I didn't drive all day Saturday because I could avoid it. When would I have been safe to drive? Even using the unit an hour rule I couldn't be quite sure.

Nice find

Not accurate, just to be safe just don't drink

Don't drink & drive ... simple!

Holiday season? So June & July then?

Oh... You mean CHRISTMAS!

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AmyX

Holiday season? So June & July then?Oh... You mean CHRISTMAS!



keep a look out for my next post I have some winter holiday season deals you may be intersted in

babyblue

Don't drink & drive ... simple!



Over what period? Ten minutes? Two hours? Five hours? Ten hours? Twenty four hours? A week? A month?

There does seem to be a big problem with people driving the day after a "good night out" and thinking "I've not had a drink today so I'm not drink driving and fine" but it's a serious issue so anything to help them to become aware is a good idea.

Perfect for next day! Great find

if I had 20 pints on a Saturday night,finish drinking bout 4am Sunday morning,how long would it take for alcohol to be out of my system? Would I be okay to drive Monday morning?

Hot! Any ideas of these have NF approval to use in France? Would save me stopping at a petrol station to pick them up over there...

To all those who say don't drink and drive - I presume you never drive the morning after either, right? The morning after even a few drinks you'll still have alcohol in your system...

biggysmalls

if I had 20 pints on a Saturday night,finish drinking bout 4am Sunday … if I had 20 pints on a Saturday night,finish drinking bout 4am Sunday morning,how long would it take for alcohol to be out of my system? Would I be okay to drive Monday morning?

I recall reading on either nhs or the drink aware site that it's about a unit per hour once you stop.

halfords are doing the Scottish ones for £2. have ordered for new years day!

There are some very judgemental do gooders on this site.
I will have 2 weak ales if Im driving to the pub. It is perfectly legal and I feel no guilt for doing it

IamMT

Zero is the only limit but well intentioned OP x



Idiot! Everyone has natural residual alcohol in their bodies, even teetotallers. What you are calling for is for ALL vehicles to be banned from the roads!

Drinking and driving is a very serious issue, you'd have to be an idiot to drink and drive and you'd have to be an idiot to see this product as anything other than a 'novelty'.

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almo

There are some very judgemental do gooders on this site. I will have 2 … There are some very judgemental do gooders on this site. I will have 2 weak ales if Im driving to the pub. It is perfectly legal and I feel no guilt for doing it



Makes me laugh all these people saying dont drink and drive. Bet they all have had a can of lager or a pint and then jumped in their car. I sure have and dont feel bad about it, they have a limit for a reason.

Spinal333

Hot! Any ideas of these have NF approval to use in France? Would save me … Hot! Any ideas of these have NF approval to use in France? Would save me stopping at a petrol station to pick them up over there...To all those who say don't drink and drive - I presume you never drive the morning after either, right? The morning after even a few drinks you'll still have alcohol in your system...


The pack has 'meets with French law' written on it, so it's possible I suppose. Out of curiosity how much are the French approved one's selling for ??

norfolkbroadslim

Drinking and driving is a very serious issue, you'd have to be an idiot … Drinking and driving is a very serious issue, you'd have to be an idiot to drink and drive and you'd have to be an idiot to see this product as anything other than a 'novelty'.



Not a novelty, they are compulsory to have when driving in France
Edited by: "bojangles" 22nd Dec 2014

Here's to not drinking and driving.

Scotland leading the way, time for the rest to follow.

bojangles

unless your going to drive to france.. where they are compulsory to have … unless your going to drive to france.. where they are compulsory to have in the car.



Just because it's the law in France, does not mean that you would not be an idiot to rely on it. They should be viewed as nothing more than a novelty.
Edited by: "norfolkbroadslim" 22nd Dec 2014

biggysmalls

if I had 20 pints on a Saturday night,finish drinking bout 4am Sunday … if I had 20 pints on a Saturday night,finish drinking bout 4am Sunday morning,how long would it take for alcohol to be out of my system? Would I be okay to drive Monday morning?



There is no definitive guidelines, because everyone is built differently. It depends on your weight / height, what you've eaten the day before (as this contributes to the absorption of alcohol), the percentage of the alcohol. If you have any medical conditions these can also affect the breakdown of the alcohol, as can any medication.

In my line of work far too often do I see people who have driven the next morning / next night and they have been greatly above the drink drive limit. The best advice is that if you intend on drinking, make sure you don't need to drive the next day.

biggysmalls

if I had 20 pints on a Saturday night,finish drinking bout 4am Sunday … if I had 20 pints on a Saturday night,finish drinking bout 4am Sunday morning,how long would it take for alcohol to be out of my system? Would I be okay to drive Monday morning?



No - the loss of a unit per hour starts an hour after you start drinking. Assuming around 2.5 units a pint (just over 4% beer/lager) that's 50 hours to clear...

Don't drink and drive. Cold from me. Anything that encourages a grey area between life death disfigurement Should be banned and those that drink and drive thrown in prison.

almo

There are some very judgemental do gooders on this site. I will have 2 … There are some very judgemental do gooders on this site. I will have 2 weak ales if Im driving to the pub. It is perfectly legal and I feel no guilt for doing it



Agree. You have to think for yourself; you might be under the legal limit but too tried to drive. If you are under the legal limit and you feel able to drive then its legal and I see no reason for not doing so.
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