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PSA assists SADD road safety initiative through improved alcohol testing

SADD (South Africans Against Drunk Driving) is a specialised road safety NGO that raises awareness about the risks of drunk driving.  PSA’s donation of a professional grade Lifeloc FC10 breathalyzer will greatly assist SADD in this work.

Alcohol testing and road safety services

SADD is a non-profit organisation that provides education, workshops and breathalyzer training to road safety officials, schools, tertiary institutions and health providers.  They also provide support to victims of drunk driving. Their aim is to stop ‘drink driving’ and protect families from needless deaths.

“They’re keen to demonstrate how access to the right equipment makes alcohol testing simple, reliable and accurate.  The Lifeloc FC10 professional breathalyzer that we donated to them is the same instrument used by law enforcement officials in roadblocks,” said Michael Crossland, PSA’s Product Manager, Substance Abuse Division.

Testing for alcohol made simple and accurate

The Lifeloc FC 10 professional breathalyzer combines high precision, ease of use and durability with affordability. It is a multi-functional device that has both passive and active testing modes. Passive testing with this instrument does not require a mouthpiece and is ideal for rapid zero tolerance alcohol testing.

This instrument is just one of the options available through PSA for alcohol testing and is available either for purchase or rental.

Don’t take a chance: test yourself for alcohol with this app

A cell phone app developed by Lifeloc Technologies can help South Africans monitor their alcohol intake and make more informed decisions about whether they are capable of driving or not.  It’s called DrunkGuard and it helps users estimate their blood alcohol level.  They’ll then know when they are over the legal BAC limit and should not get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle.

If you are in any doubt about your alcohol intake or your ability to drive, rather err on the side of caution and don’t take a chance.  Even if you aren’t caught in a road block, you may endanger someone else’s life or your own.