@mollama Was not a scientific experiment. However, knowing that things like mouthwash did make it go into the yellow was pretty scary because it told me that there are ways these devices can get a false positive. It was a myth and I wanted to test it for myself. It was a cheap product I got from eBay so it didn’t cost too much for that experiment.
@cengland0 sounds fun.
For those interested: the reason it gets so many false positives was actually a choice by the manufacturer. There will always be false positives and false negatives on tests. But if you do something to lower the chances of one, you almost inevitably see the other rise (you can pay a lot to find ways to reduce the rise, but it is there). So the manufacture determined it was more important/less risky for you if they lower the false negatives (reducing the chance you think you are fine but instead plow into a tree or worse). And to stay cheap they just let the false positives rise correspondingly (“worst case” you blow $20 on an Uber you didn’t need and have to go back for your car the next day).
@cengland0 I’d go with a reusable one, but I can definitely see these as party favors.
I have so many stories–(we all do, maybe) I remember when people first started getting those things installed in their cars. The guys in the bar would make a betting game out of who could get the highest number.
A “buddy” of mine had the highest BAC reading in the county with a .475. I don’t know if “he” still holds that distinction or not.
Yeah, that was a long time ago, and I don’t do that anymore.That’s quite embarrassing when you call the cops on your neighbors wild parties and the cops show up at my house and say “We remember you!”
@awk Once I went to Mardi Gras in New Orleans with a crew of doctors who made themselves these costumes (plus they wore scrubs). It went over far better than I expected and they did in fact give out quite a few “mammograms”. 10/10 would do again.
Did I read the write up correctly? A party where you spent $100 on food and $14 on breathalyzers. How did you have a party for $100?. Discount Chex mix? Isn’t Seattle really expensive? Are you not including alcohol in this equation?
@mollama Love the image - describes me to a T. Also agree with meh being only people I associate with other than my family. Don’t know if any of them describe me as a friend but I like them so I go with associate with.
When I first say these alcohol breath checking devices I said to myself how lame, then after thinking about it these devices could have a positive impact. An older brother, sister, parent, or friend could provide this to someone that would use it, and make the call not to drive . Better then all the knife sales you guys have. Offering these in May for prom and graduation would be a better time. Great ideal MEH !!!
When I was able to work, and not housebound, I use to go to the bars to socialize with the 911 dispatchers and deputies and the worst offenders were the deputies (I’m not a drinker BTW). So one of the other girls (pregnant at the time) and I use to have to drive home a lot of people. I would take them in my car and she would follow in theirs so they didn’t have to find a way to get back to their cars. I would get these, since my second son is about to learn how to drive, but the shelf life kinda killed the deal. Bring something like this back in two years when he can have more than one person in the car and I’ll be in. Otherwise I like that it is a different product.