It’s me again, Laurie, the gadget Gandhi of consumer products.
This product review brought me down a different path than usual. It is an item that I think should be something that we should all think about. SERIOUSLY. My product for today is the “Stay Safe Rescue” Breathalyzer.
I hate to bring up stuff that is depressing, as I myself always try to keep a positive outlook on life. You know, best foot forward. But I came across this horrible news story this week that I thought I should share as I feel it relates to this product review.
An unfortunate young woman who was riding on the back of a motorcycle around 3am had fallen off the bike and died. What a horrible story, right? The young man who was driving the bike had told police that he had previously left a bar with the young women. He knew the women’s first name only as he had just met her that night. Police were working on trying to identify her. Now, is that not a horrible situation?
So here is where I have issue. If you were intoxicated or even a little tipsy, why would you get on the back of a motorcycle? I’m not fond of being on the back of a bike sober, so I could never fathom getting on the back of a bike after having a few cocktails. I would consider that action insane!
I consider myself a social person. I am regularly attending some sort of social event, may it be a cookout, cocktail party, bridal shower or whatever. What I can attest too is there is usually alcohol served at all these functions. The thing that astounds me the most is how many people insist, after having a few cocktails, that they are OK to drive. You don’t have to be falling down drunk to be over the legal limit to drive. So, how do you know for sure when your friend has or has not had too much to drink? Well, I came across this product that will put an end to the guessing. ReSource Inc. has developed an FDA Approved Alcohol Breathalyzer called Stay Safe Rescue.
The Stay Safe Rescue is small enough to fit in your purse or tuck away in your pocket. You simply press the CAL button on the front. The unit will count down from 5 to 0 with WAIT flashing on the display. While the 0 stays on the display, you blow into the inhaler for 3-4 seconds. Simple as that, now you have a reference. (I would recommend 2 readings to get an average) Use this product only as a reference as all items have their margin of error. It will however give you a reference to think about prior to doing anything stupid like driving. Most people do not realize that more than 1 drink per hour will put you over the legal limit for driving. Men also metabolize alcohol faster than women. Sorry girls, it’s a fact, the alcohol effects us faster.
The item retails for $54.99 and is well worth the investment for anyone with a social life. They have a cheaper item, Stay Safe Advantage, for $34.99. The Stay Safe Advantage does not have FDA approval. I would truly recommend owning this item. I always recommend to Stay Safe.
These products will be release in 2010. I will keep you posted on where to buy as soon as they are released.
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