The Law Offices of Anthony N. Palumbo
Phone: 908-316-8671

Smartphone breath testers could gain in popularity

In our last post, we wrote about how additional drunk driving patrols will be on New Jersey highways throughout the holiday season. At this time of year, not only do drivers have to deal with the elements, it is much more likely that drunk drivers will be on the road. Indeed, law enforcement agencies have a special incentive to keep dangerous drivers off the road, as no one wants to be a holiday accident statistic.

In light of the many public safety announcements warning against drunk (or even buzzed) driving, a new gadget could be gaining traction among the public that may help drivers stay out of trouble if they have alcohol while out on the town. A number of smartphone breath testing devices have come on the market, and the hope is that drivers will take heed to the results they give before they get behind the wheel.

The devices work very similarly. They have a plastic tube that you may blow in, and a sensor that can read the alcohol content on your breath and display the readings on a small screen. Also, they have a connection that goes directly into your smartphone’s headphone jack, or it can connect wirelessly through Bluetooth. Some devices, like the Alcohoot, tout the ability to give “police grade” accuracy because they use similar technology to used in professional grade Breathalyzer machines.

Some devices come with smartphone apps that give you suggestions on additional restaurants, but they may also suggest cab or ride share services in the event your BAC is over the legal limit. It is unknown how common these apps are, but they appear to be helpful in avoiding drunk driving arrests. 

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Learn How I Can Help You

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Cranford Office
190 North Avenue East Suite 1
Cranford, NJ 07016

Toll Free: 866-664-8118
Phone: 908-316-8671
Fax: 908-272-7322
Cranford Law Office Map

Elizabeth Office
740 Newark Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07208

Toll Free: 866-664-8118
Phone: 908-316-8671
Elizabeth Law Office Map

Brielle Office
503 Union Avenue
Brielle, NJ 08730

Toll Free: 866-664-8118
Phone: 908-316-8671
Map & Directions

Phone: 908-316-8671 Fax: 908-272-7322
Smartphone breath testers could gain in popularity | The Law Offices of Anthony N. Palumbo