The AlcoSense Excel - a life saving device for Christmas
This Christmas, watch your alcohol intake as it’s very easy to drink too much as festive parties rev up to the big day. Then you get behind the wheel next morning and inadvertently drive with alcohol still in your system. Alcohol will slow your reaction time, inhibit judgement, reduce concentration and affect eye, foot and hand co-ordination increasing the likelihood of an accident – that’s why 1 in 5 drink drive accidents happen the morning after!
A personal breathalyser helps you to easily tell when alcohol has cleared your system the next day. It could be a life-saver for you, your passengers and other road users.
In fact, you’re nearly three times more likely to be breathalysed in December than at any other time by the police. Police tested nearly 90,000 drivers on the UK’s roads in December 2016 accounting for 20% of all tests carried out across the year. And 7% (nearly 6,000 drivers) tested positive (or refused to take the test*)
The AlcoSense Excel is beautifully designed and very easy to use but most importantly is extremely accurate. It uses a smaller version of the identical fuel cell sensor used in several UK, US and European police breathalysers giving it unrivalled accuracy for its ￡99.99 price tag.
The way it works is this. The Alcosense Excel senses the volume of breath exhaled during the test and takes a reading after 1.2 litres of air – ensuring the most accurate and consistent sample is always taken. Easy-to-read on-screen prompts coach you on how to, and when to, stop blowing. If you make a mistake, it tells you that too. And if you’re using your breathalyser in low light, such as a dark Winter morning, there is a light to ensure you put the blow tube into the machine correctly.
To improve accuracy even further, readings are fine-tuned according to temperature so even if there is the biggest snowfall for 30 years, the Excel will compensate to ensure the correct reading.
And if you are driving between Christmas and New Year visiting relatives abroad this year, the Excel can be set to any UK or worldwide limit, including the new lower Scottish limit.
With detailed, clear readings in traffic light colours, the Excel will clearly alert you not to drive if you are close to or over the limit.
After 12 months it will need to be re-calibrated professionally by AlcoSense, just like taking your car in for a service. It will remind you about this after 11 months of use. It’ll be back to you within 5 working days having had a check using a police spec breath alcohol simulator, so you know it’s perfectly accurate.
AlcoSense breathalysers are supported by Brake, the well-respected road safety charity – and are manufactured under ISO13485 conditions, the benchmark in medical device quality systems.