From: "Frank Bemelman"
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Subject: Re: Defeating Breathalyzer Ignition Interlocks
Date: Sat, 4 Jan 2003 19:45:34 +0100
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"John Woodgate" schreef in bericht
> I read in sci.electronics.design that Frank Bemelman
> wrote (in <3e16bc7f$0$37194$1b62eedf@news
> .euronet.nl>) about 'Defeating Breathalyzer Ignition Interlocks', on
> Sat, 4 Jan 2003:
> >The interesting thing was, there was no noticable difference.
> The obvious conclusion of the road safety crusaders would be that you
> are not safe to drive even when sober!
Some people get really upset if one drop of alcohol is in the
game. Nobody talks about medicines, fatigue, lack of sleep,
tires with no profile, lousy brakes.
Let's try to upset 'them' a bit more. Suppose that of all accidents
made by sober drivers, 20% is just a matter of bad luck. We all know
about these stupid accidents, they simply happened.
Having said that, I'd say that drunk drivers are allowed the same
percentage of silly accidents.
> Some people are driving about sober with reaction times in the
> Stegosaurus range. (;-)
Funny that you say that. I recall having a reactiontime of 0.85
with this testprogram, ten years ago. This seems long, but there
is a little task involved, that explains the longer times. This
morning I scored 0.98 seconds. Now I tried it again, after 0.3
liter of 'Apfelkorn' which contains 18% alcohol. Now my score is
0.99 seconds, about the same. However, it seems that at the age of
36 (I'm 46 now) I was 0.15 seconds faster. Or is it my wireless
keyboard that causes an unforeseen delay ;)
I'd like to invite some candidates to this reaction test, so here
is the location of the program again:
10 yr old software, but should run on most windowsversions.
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