Breathalysers can test a person’s blood alcohol level after consumption of a few alcoholic drinks. According to Andatech Corporation , many bars, pubs, clubs and entertainment venues that serve liquor are getting involved in alcohol safety by installing coin-operated breathalysers. When customers actually see their blood alcohol concentration (BAC), they are less likely to get into their cars and drive.
Coin-operated breathalysers also bridge issues that blocked earlier proposed drunk driving prevention efforts from gaining approval from establishments that serve alcohol. Advocates for alcohol prevention found it difficult to enact any measures that would restrict people from drinking, thus impacting a venue owner’s bottom line. They were also faced with opposition from civil right activists who raised issues of stifling personal freedom and individual rights.
Coin-operated breathalysers provide an agreeable medium by affording the owner of the establishment to earn additional revenue by promoting responsible drinking.
Most fixed breathalysers are equipped with fuel cell technology, which allows for accurate BAC test results. They are designed to give the users easy to follow audio and visual cues for proper operation as well as visual and audio warnings based on the results. As a mouthpiece, breathalysers mounted to a wall use a cylindrical straw dispensed by the device for the users to breathe into to begin the alcohol test. The breath test sensor calculates alcohol content within 10 seconds.