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How Much Alcohol Can I Drink and Drive?

19 January, 2022

How much alcohol can I drink and drive? Consuming a small amount of alcohol can affect your vision and coordination, which in turn affects your ability to drive. Even if you remain well below the legal drink driving limit, you might have some struggles. If a police officer considers you impaired, or if you are under the state’s zero-tolerance laws, you could be in serious trouble. Having a zero BAC level is required if you are a minor or have children present in the vehicle. Drivers under normal conditions have a 0.05% blood alcohol content (BAC) driving limit. This limit would allow about one standard drink per hour. Nowadays, most drivers use BACtrack personal breathalysers to monitor their BAC to avoid trouble with the law. Drivers no longer need to guess if they are okay to drive based on the number of drinks consumed.

Blood alcohol content Calculators and online Charts

If you ask yourself, “how much alcohol can I drink and drive?” there are online BAC calculators and charts that are free to access and readily available for you. These charts claim to help you measure your blood alcohol concentration levels based on your gender, weight, and the amount consumed. Online BAC calculators and charts make huge guesses and approximate the alcohol in your drinks. Unfortunately, these charts do not consider other vital information and factors affecting your BAC. Your metabolism, overall health, current medications, and recent food consumption can all affect your BAC reading. These online tools are not personalised enough to be reliable sources when determining your BAC levels.

How Much Alcohol Can I Drink and Drive: Self Testing

Using breath testing units is the most accurate and reliable method to measure your BAC level on the go. BACtrack personal breathalysers models are highly accurate, discreet, compact, and consistent breath testing devices available for online purchase. Most BACtrack devices use Fuel Cell Sensors in their breathalysers. These are the same sensors you would find in a police officer’s breathalysers. Unlike online charts and calculators, these breathalysers do not make assumptions about your BAC levels. BACtrack breathalysers work by using your breath sample to determine your blood alcohol content. They are sensitive to alcohol and are less likely to provide you with false-positive results. So, if you find yourself wondering, “How much alcohol can I drink and drive?” you could easily and quickly perform a breath test to be sure. Moreover, BACtrack personal breathalysers only take 10 to 15 seconds to process your BAC results accurately.

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