Whether you are driving at home or abroad, making sure that you are safe to drive before you set off is vital especially if you have consumed alcohol the night before.  An AlcoSense personal breathalyser can help you stay safe on the roads.

Alcohol slows your reaction time, inhibits judgement, reduces concentration and affects eye, foot and hand co-ordination increasing the likelihood of an accident.  An AlcoSense personal breathalyser will help you tell easily when alcohol has cleared your system the next day.  It could be a life-saver for you, your passengers and other road users.

So if it’s driving to work following a party the night before, doing the grandparents’ school run after a bottle of wine with your partner or drinks with friends the previous evening, or on an international Summer road trip unintentional drink driving the morning after is easier than you might think.  But this should be a thing of the past with a nifty little gadget, called the AlcoSense Excel.

The AlcoSense Excel is the first personal breathalyser under £100 to use a smaller version (64mm2) of exactly the same sensor used in several UK Police-approved breathalysers (200mm2), bringing a new level of accuracy and reliability for drivers at this price.

In addition to giving detailed readings to two decimal places in either blood (‰BAC) or breath (mg/L) alcohol concentrations, the AlcoSense Excel will alert you when you are close to or over your set limit. Indeed it will work with any limit worldwide and can be changed between limits simply and easily – ideal if you drive abroad on holiday or between Scotland and England, for example, where different limits apply.

It is also the first personal breathalyser at this price to feature a full colour screen and intuitive graphic user interface giving on-screen prompts and tips, making it exceptionally easy to use.

“But it’s not just about being under or over the limit. Studies show that if you drive while having only one-eighth of the English drink drive limit in your system (one fifth of the Scottish limit), you are 37% more likely to be involved in a fatal accident than when sober*,” said Hunter Abbott, MD of AlcoSense.  “The only way to tell when you’re safe to drive the morning after the night before is either to abstain completely from drinking alcohol or to use an accurate personal breathalyser. The AlcoSense Excel gives detailed readings all the way up through the range so you can tell exactly when you are clear”.

AlcoSense Excel’s unique slide mechanism keeps the sensor and blow tube receptacle covered when not in use – stopping dust or contaminants from entering the unit.  When slid open, the blow tube receptacle lights up, making it easy to insert a fresh blow tube even on dark winter mornings.

All breathalysers (including Police devices) require periodic re-calibration.  The AlcoSense Excel is the first personal breathalyser, at this price, to feature re-calibration alerts and overload protection.  A re-calibration alert tells you after twelve months that re-calibration is required to ensure your product always remains accurate.  In the rare event that alcohol is blown directly into the sensor by accident, overload protection stops the sensor from overloading and maintains the Excel’s accuracy for future readings, where rival products may suffer temporary or even permanent inaccuracy.  Additional improved accuracy comes in the form of temperature compensation on the device – ideal for the British climate whether it’s below freezing or in the middle of a summer heatwave!

The AlcoSense Excel is particularly aimed at drivers with families who want to stay safe, those who rely on their license for work or play, and who seek reliability and accuracy at an affordable price.

The AlcoSense Excel isn’t just feature rich.  It boasts an award winning functional, clean design that is shared with the even more advanced AlcoSense Pro and Ultra, winners of the 2016 International Red Dot Award for Outstanding Product Design.

The AlcoSense Excel is priced £99.99 online at alcosense and in-store and online at halfords.com and amazon.co.uk.  More info from alcosense.co.uk

* Source: “Drugs and Alcohol: Their Relative Crash Risk”, Romano et al. Published January 2014 in the “Journal of Studies on Alcohol Drugs”. Page 6, Table 6, BAC Model 1, Average of the odds of all age ranges at 0.01%BAC blood alcohol content (1.45 + 1.37 + 1.29)/3 = 1.37), expressed as a percentage of 37% increase in likelihood.