Latest News from the World of Breathalyzers

Jubilee Drink Drive Warning

Wednesday, June 01, 2022  
Motorists are being warned of the dangers of ‘morning after’ drink driving, as an estimated 15 million people gear up for the Jubilee celebrations.    With at least 16,00 ... » read more

Increase in Breath Testing by PSNI

Thursday, May 26, 2022  
Figures released today show that 33,482 roadside breath tests were carried out by PSNI in 2021. Whilst this is an increase of 16% compared with 2020, tests were down significantly that year due to the ... » read more

What is BAC?

Tuesday, May 10, 2022  
  What is BAC?BAC stands for Blood Alcohol Concentration or Blood Alcohol Content. It’s a measurement of the percentage of alcohol in your bloodstream after you've been drinking. ... » read more

Are personal and police breathalyzers accurate?

Wednesday, May 04, 2022  
     Are personal breathalyzers accurate?A good personal breathalyzer will be accurate to around +/-5%, which is similar to a Police handheld device. But consumer breat ... » read more

How to reduce alcohol

Wednesday, April 13, 2022  
How to reduce alcohol level The best way to lower your blood alcohol level is to drink less alcohol…!  Techniques that help include counting your drinks, slowing down, hydrating and eatin ... » read more

Slight fall in drink drive offences in Northern Ireland

Thursday, April 07, 2022  
New figures released by the Police Service of Northern Ireland show that 2,756 drink and drug drive offences were referred for prosecution in the Province last year.This is a 11% fall on 2020, b ... » read more

Drunk drivers cause 15% of road deaths

Thursday, February 24, 2022  
The number of fatalities in road accidents where the driver was over the drink drive limit decreased slightly in 2020 to 220 - down from 230 the previous year.   However, the overall number o ... » read more

What is the drink drive limit in the UK?

Wednesday, January 19, 2022  
What is the drink drive limit in the UK?   The safest alcohol limit is zero if you’re planning on driving. Even a small amount of alcohol can slow your reaction time and inhibit judgment ... » read more

Breathalyser warning this Christmas

Monday, December 20, 2021  
Police are out in force this month checking for drivers over the limit, as drinking at home rises sharply following the outbreak of Covid. December is the busiest month for roadside breath testing. La ... » read more

Driving under the influence increased by 23%

Tuesday, September 28, 2021  
Driving under the influence (DUI) has increased by a shocking 23% compared with last year, according to the latest report from the Scottish government.Recorded Crime in Scotland figures publishe ... » read more