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It’s All About Protection

I grew up in an era when seat belts weren’t always used. But as time went on, they were used more and more and the shoulder strap also became the norm. I also grew up when helmets on bicycles were non-existent. Those too became normal for many people, including adults, not just kids. There seemed to be more things developed for society that helped to protect us. Sometimes, we needed protection from ourselves.

We needed protection from the things we enjoyed doing. Elbow and knee pads were made available for those who enjoyed skateboarding, face guards were added to hockey helmets to protect the face of the player and motorcycle helmets became mandatory in (most) jurisdictions across North America. After statistics revealed that in order to partake in activities that we enjoy, we need to find different ways to be able to walk away from them without being injured…or worse. There are even non-tangible things to help protect us, such as insurance. Whatever we enjoy doing, we sometimes need help to keep us safe.

This is no different when we’re socializing with friends, family, and even co-workers. When alcohol is in the mix, what can we do to provide protection from others…and even from ourselves? Lots of things to be honest with you. Having the plan to get home safely and legally after drinking alcohol goes through the mind of many people I’m sure. It may not be their first thought and for some, maybe it never really crossed their mind, but for the majority of people, it does cross their mind. We need protection. The good news is that there is protection available.

Some people may be surprised at just how easy it can be to protect ourselves from driving our vehicle after drinking too much alcohol. After all, our thoughts are impaired so making logical decisions doesn’t always happen. Luckily, there is protection available that is quite affordable and easy to use. Our friends at Not Your Child Corp have individual and single-use breathalyzers that offer each of us protection from making poor and unsafe decisions after consuming too much alcohol.

Unlike most of the other forms of protection, you do not have to wear this type of protection. We just need to have it with us and be prepared to use it. Oh, the added benefit of this protection is that it can also protect others too. It reduces the chance of other road users being injured because of your decisions. These breathalyzers are discrete, convenient, non-invasive, breath alcohol testers that provide accurate, reliable results before you decide to drive home. And if you’re wondering if they are good enough, the answer is yes.

The personal breathalyzers contain an advanced sensor, which is the same one used by law enforcement and industry professionals. You know you can rely on the stability and accuracy of your test results.

Having a breathalyzer in front of you and visible to you while you’re socializing will make it easier to remember it should be used before you make the decision to drive home after consuming too much alcohol. It can begin to become part of becoming socially acceptable to have these with you as it becomes the new normal. It’s your protection against yourself.


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Scott Marshall has spent over 30 years promoting road safety in many jurisdictions. He has been a road safety journalist since 2005. Scott was also an on-air judge on the Discovery Network's Canada's Worst Driver during their first 3 seasons on the air. Not YourChildCorp. is proud to have Scott @Safedriver as a frequent contributor, his insights are irreplaceable.

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