What do you think about portable breathalizers?

Portable Digital Breathalizer! - portable breathalizer
United States
February 21, 2008 8:28pm CST
Since I don't drink it wouldn't be an option for me but I sure as hell wouldn't like to see my son or daughter buy one. I think it's one of the most ridiculous things anyone has come up. What it does is allow people to drink right up to the legal limit then get in their cars and drive knowing that if they get stopped they will be safe if the cops give them a breathalizer test. So, what about the people in the streets? I don't think they would be very safe. I saw selling online for $30 which is well affordable for most teenagers and college kids. Do you think portable breathalizers are a good idea? Would you want your kids to have one of these?
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@ltmoon (1008)
• United States
22 Feb 08
despite the good this item could do ... the cheap breathalizers end up being just a party game amongst teens and college students
@gandatwo (603)
• Australia
22 Feb 08
I would not have a problem with it,if as you are saying it allows them to drink up to "the legal limit" this to me translates as safe as seen by the enforcers of the law.Too many young folk die on the roads as a result of "Over their limit"Given this, after a few drinks they have an option. Opportunity to test,then call a taxi if they are over,could save their life as well as others.
• Australia
22 Feb 08
They aren't worth one red cent. Apparantly they cannot promise to give a correct reading - which makes me wonder if the police one's are really as accurate as they're supposed to be either!
• United States
22 Feb 08
I can just see the courtrooms now full of people who said their breathalizer said it was "ok" to drive, but of course, it wasn't working correctly. What a joke. And, does anybody really think if it says you're over the limit, that will stop them?...Not while their in a parking lot at 2:30 ready to go home, they'll drive anyway. I don't think it will make a difference one way or the other.
@chris1314 (787)
22 Feb 08
I think that they are a good idea, as people can go out and know how much to drink before they drive, this way it causes less crashes, but tehn for children, it means that they can drink without going over the limit, but you cant get dont even if you are well over the limit, as long as you arent doing anything wrong :/ I am 16 and would defo never spend my money on one, only if i was going to drive! there is no-point. Here they are £5 about $9 for a portable one! Chris