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From: Mike Harding
Subject: Re: Defeating Breathalyzer Ignition Interlocks
Date: Sun, 05 Jan 2003 08:31:45 +1100
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On Sat, 4 Jan 2003 19:45:34 +0100, "Frank Bemelman"
>> 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:
0.95 secs by my third go with it. I'm two years older than
you but I suspect a touch typist would do better I had to
spend time remembering where the appropriate keys
I have my own breathalyser and find it very useful here
in Oz where we have random breath tests. I find my "real"
level of intoxication is not necessarily related to the
breathalyser reading. ie. I have had a reading of 0.04
and have decided not to drive because I _knew_ I
didn't feel sober enough but at other times I have had
a reading of 0.08 and am fine? Maybe it's the type of
drink or my emotional state or the food I ate last??
otoh my partner, who dissipates alcohol very slowly,
I wouldn't allow to drive after 2 glasses of wine! Yet
she shows under the limit on the breathalyser.
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