A mid range drink driving offence occurs when an individual presents with a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of 0.08% to 0.149%. The BAC of a driver is tested by law enforcers; upon suspicion when stopped over due to reckless or dangerous driving. Devices called breathalyzers (Aka breath alcohol analyzers) monitors the BAC. It considers the amount of alcohol in a person’s exhaled breath when they blow into the sterile tube of the device; and calculates it to a corresponding BAC reading. Mid range DUI charges may have penalties that vary from expensive fines, license disqualification, and imprisonment; but would always include an ignition interlock program.
The implementation of more severe penalties serves to help increase road safety and prevent alcohol-related accidents. So intense that even penalties of mid range drink driving of a first-time offender may already result in imprisonment of a maximum of 9 months and hefty fines. License disqualification is now at a minimum of 6 months; and the ignition interlock program can now last up to 12 months. Prevent these dire penalties and hindrances to one’s life using a BACtrack personal breathalyzer, which can help you constantly self-monitor your BAC. The BACtrack breathalyzer devices also come with fuel cell technology, the same kind of technology that a law enforcer’s breathalyzer has. It means that almost the exact reading could be acquired when the police pull you over. Knowing your BAC could be a massive difference-maker before deciding to drive.
The BACtrack breathalyzer devices also have ZeroLine technology that can inform its user on when and how long until their BAC will start to reduce and return to 0.00%. It can be beneficial, especially for learner and probationary drivers with a 0.00% alcohol driving limit. Knowing how high your BAC is and when it will start to drop can be helpful for anyone who’d want to stay away from mid range drink driving penalties.
Ignition Interlocks for Mid Range Drink Driving
Ignition interlocks are one of the most common penalties given to mid range drink driving offenders. It is to help reduce the risks of individuals going back into the roads with alcohol still in their system. It uses the same kind of technology in breathalyzers. Before starting their car, the driver would first need to blow into their ignition interlock; which can assess whether they’ve had a drink or not. Most interlocks come with a 0.00% BAC requirement and will prevent the car from starting if a person has had even just one drink of alcohol.
Nowadays, individuals prefer testing themselves before getting into their cars to help maintain their safety and prevent severe DUI charges. Accurate police-grade BACtrack devices can help avoid both low and mid range drink driving offences for the user.