Without an alcohol interlock system, you run a greater risk of involving yourself with drink driving. Here are some scary facts about drink driving that may prompt you to change your mind about getting in one more round, and may potentially convince you to have an alcohol interlock system fitted:
A person is killed almost every half-hour as a result of someone’s reckless drink driving.
Per year, we can estimate around 17,000 people are killed in alcohol related crashes.
Alcohol plays a critical part in almost half of ALL traffic fatalities.
Every other minute a person is seriously injured in an alcohol related crash (probably two injuries since you started reading this article).
Have you considered your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level? If you’re over 0.05, you’re driving illegally. Such an offense could cause serious injury or death to yourself and others. Did you know, a BAC between 0.02 and 0.05 will already have an impaired effect on the senses, rendering you unable to properly judge distances. Without an alcohol interlock device you run the risk of reaching a BAC of 0.05-0.08 and still choosing to drive – at 0.08 you’re five time more likely to have an accident. Between 0.08 and 0.12, euphoria has kicked in and you’re now 10 times more likely to have an accident – that’s 10 times more likely to kill or be killed.
If you have any previous driving offenses you can’t drive with anything but a BAC of 0. Using an alcohol interlock just might be the difference between life and death.