Consider the possibility the presence of such devices could actually increase
drinking amongst those with a "Frat" attitude. These are the kind of
guys who will compete to see who can blow the highest number and still walk out
of the bar.
Of course another use for the device would be a contest to see who could score
the highest number.
What I see this doing is turning I to a bar game for some to see who can blow
the highest numbers and ignored by the rest.
Its a wonderful idea that people are given the opportunity to test themselves if
they choose. This personal FEEDBACK would no doubt lead to less arrests for
drunk driving and less drunk driving accidents.The potential problem
I see, is if the alcohol a person has drunk hasn't had time to get into the
blood stream, this test may give people a false negative for legal
drunkenness.On a somewhat related subject, all cars ought to have
the type of gauge that give the immediate gas mileage a car is getting. This
kind of FEEDBACK could reduce oil usage as well as reduce pollution. When a car
is accelerating the gas mileage goes down. During high acceleration a cars gas
mileage goes way down.
No matter how you frame it it's more nanny government in our lives.
If the device has to be installed by the owner of the bar, then I say no. No
more government interference in places that serve alcohol. Enough is enough.
If you want to market a personal breathalyzer device great, don't use the
government to ensure you have the contracts needed.