It only takes one offense in California to end up having a court-appointed alcohol detection system connected to your vehicle. If you are living with one of these devices, you need to know how to avoid setting it off by accident. You don’t want to be late for work just because the device made a mistake. Here are a few essential tips.
- Limit the use of substances that can confuse the device – Wearing heavy cologne and perfume, taking cough medicine, and mouthwash can all result in false positives. If you want to wear a fragrance, take it easy. Opt for mouthwash or cough medicine that doesn’t contain alcohol, or make sure that you rinse your mouth well with water afterward.
- Don’t drink and drive – This is the obvious one. The whole point of the system is to stop you from driving when you’ve had too much to drink. Of course, if you are going to enjoy one glass of wine with dinner, that shouldn’t cause a problem. But just to be sure, you may want to rinse your mouth with water before you take the test.
- Make sure the device is properly calibrated – First of all, there are only certain shops qualified to calibrate the devices legally. However, this works to your benefit because a properly calibrated device is less likely to sideline you with an incorrect result.
San Diego’s Alcohol Detection System Experts
Soundiego is your source for authorized installation and calibration of alcohol detection systems in southern California. To learn more, give us a call at 619.582.5577, or submit our online contact form.
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