Lawmaker clarifies breathalyzer proposal in response to 'mischaracterizations'

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  • UTAH Bill Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 16, 2014 8:27 a.m.

    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.

  • McMurphy St George, Utah
    Feb. 15, 2014 11:37 p.m.

    Of course another use for the device would be a contest to see who could score the highest number.

  • Sorry Charlie! SLC, UT
    Feb. 15, 2014 11:02 p.m.

    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.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    Feb. 15, 2014 2:04 p.m.

    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.

  • The Real Maverick Orem, UT
    Feb. 15, 2014 12:55 p.m.

    No matter how you frame it it's more nanny government in our lives.

  • Midvaliean MIDVALE, UT
    Feb. 15, 2014 12:19 p.m.

    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.