Review Details

AlcoSense Elite 2 Breathalyzer (Multi Alert Level)

Product Review (submitted on 4 December 2017):
I bought one of these models because of the 5-star rating and the comments of others, plus the What Car? accolade, and have found that once set up (the UK offence is defined as microgrammes per litre of breath rather than, say, the US system which I guess is the alternative 'BAC' to which the machine can be set) it is very easy to use - just slide it open, stick a blow-tube on the nozzle and when the machine has finished its countdown, blow gently but steadily.I rarely drink alcohol if I'm driving, and if I do, it might be the odd glass of wine. Usually I imbibe non-alcoholic beer (or <0.5% beer) or mineral water. Having been a magistrate for 14 years, during which time I imposed the various penalties prescribed by law, I've seen and heard nearly all the excuses and reasons for not disqualifying people, and few of them succeed in their aim. A criminal conviction doesn't look good on a CV, or visa application (especially to the United States!).As I have no wish to join the ranks of the disqualified, I thought, with Christmas approaching, and a lot of good wine in the wine rack, I would welcome the means of avoiding driving through a surfeit of booze.