ALCOSENSE PRO FUEL CELL BREATHALYZER
With Christmas soon with us, we figured we’d put in a precis of our review of this most excellent product from last year, as we’ve been using it ALL year. Now, we all know that you can’t and shouldn’t drink and drive or ride. ointless having one drink when you know you’ve got to ride or drive, right? However, those of you who saw me put this product into our pages several months ago will know I decided to test one out. And so I have, on the run-up to Christmas the manufacturers of the Alcosense say that this is more like a failsafe to ensure you don’t ride or drive the morning after. emember, you’re three times more likely to get breathalysed during the festive period. I tested this machine out over several weekends when I wasn’t planning on driving the morning after anyways. I decided to ensure that I was up around the school-run time to see how I felt and how I felt in comparison to what the Alcosense told me. The machine is so simple to operate: you open it up (which switches it on) and then you simply blow through the short straws supplied with the machine until it tells you to stop. Then you see the results… What a shocker. Some mornings when I felt rough, I blew a green: doubtless I drank less, but stayed up longer and was just tired. Conversely other times I felt fine to drive but was told not to by Alcosense: so it’s clearly not how you feel, but the reading you give. It also gives a handy reading of when you’re okay to drive. The ro (there are cheaper machines in the range) has the same sensor as used by a number of UKK police forces, so you know it’s accurate. After a full year now of using the ro (it needs recalibrating soon) how do I feel? Well, friends have lost their licence the morning after’ so, it’s been the ultimate in reassurance.