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Making DUI History, One Bar at a Time

Unfortunately, drunk driving is one of the greatest problems society faces today. Children are warned repeatedly that drinking and driving is bad, even before driving is even really a thought in their minds.

Making DUI History, One Bar at a Time

Published July 12, 2011 | By Alco Buddy

Unfortunately, drunk driving is one of the greatest problems society faces today. Children are
warned repeatedly that drinking and driving is bad, even before driving is even really a thought in their
minds. Everyone knows you shouldn’t get behind the wheel of a vehicle, and yet it seems like you can’t
even blink without seeing another story on the news or in the papers about some tragedy or another
caused by someone doing just that.

It seems like everything that can be done has been. Preventative education hammers it into
kids’ heads that drinking and driving is bad long before they’re even remotely old enough to even think
about doing either thing. Legislation has enacted stiff penalties for people who get DUIs or DWIs:
liscense suspensions, fines, even jail time. Organizations like MADD have turned drunk driving into
almost a demonic specter hanging over everyone’s heads in terms of social stigma. What else can be
done?

Not much. However, there is one option that remains virtually unconsidered. It’s easy,
simple, and law enforcement already makes extensive use of it during their DUI and DWI stops. The
breathalyzer is standard equipment for many police officers because you get quick, accurate results.
However, outside of the law enforcement field, breathalyzers are exceedingly rare.

The Alcobuddy is a product made to change all of that. It is a wall-mounted breathalyzer
machine intended for installation in bars and other venues that serve a lot of alcohol, like nightclubs
and vineyards. The Alcobuddy is mounted at eye-level and has an attention-grabbing design to arouse
the curiosity of bar patrons — which is, of course, the first step towards encouraging use. Once Average
Joe is curious enough to go and inspect the Alcobuddy, he’ll find the digital video screen that will guide
him through the quick and easy process of testing his blood-alcohol levels. For the bar owner, a great
feature the Alcobuddy is its adaptability. The Alcobuddy can be reprogrammed for any language or
languages (it can be bilingual) and any currency, and it can be altered to accept credit cards as opposed
to cash.

The most important thing about the Alcobuddy, though, is that it can, and will do a lot to deter
drunk drivers. If you know exactly – within .01 units – just how drunk you really are, you’re probably not
going to be able to convince yourself that you’re only “buzzed” and are therefore fine to drive home.
This device can literally help save lives – not many other gadgets sold to bars can make that claim.
If you’re still unsure of the uses of the Alcobuddy, the website (www.alcobuddy.com) has a long
list of the features the Alcobuddy possesses to the advantage of the bar owner, as well as testimonials
as to its usefulness. Give it a shot; you won’t regret at least looking.

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