When faced with an emergency, we all dream at least once to escape a breathalyzer or at least distort the result. Some people say there are many ways to change the result of a breathalyzer test. We will name a few. But before we focus on this topic, let’s first give a quick reminder of the amount of alcohol allowed when driving a car.
The statistics handled by the Directorate General of Spanish Traffic (DGT) indicate that 43% of drivers killed in traffic accidents tested positive for drugs or alcohol, as reported RTVE in the middle of last year. These figures, after all the campaigns carried out by the Administration, are intolerable.
This article, by way of limitation, will focus mainly on the intake of alcohol. Unfortunately, many drivers still drive after having consumed some glass than another. In some cases, they even stumble into the car!
Alcohol and driving are entirely incompatible, and proof of this is the fatal accidents that occur every day on the road for this reason.
Even so, many dare to take the car, knowing that the DGT can do a blood alcohol control at the minimum exchange rate. Why do they not care? In some cases, they believe that by using the odd homemade trick, they can cheat the breathalyzer.
A reminder of the maximum blood alcohol level allowed when driving a car
For your information, be aware that the regulations regarding the maximum level of alcohol allowed in the blood of a motorist vary from country to country. Some states are more flexible, while others are stringent. As far as France is concerned, the maximum permitted driving rate is 0.5 grams per liter of blood. This is roughly equivalent to two bottles of beer or two glasses of wine. But be careful because this rate is significantly reduced for new drivers who have just had their license. The maximum alcohol level tolerated for a probationary license holder, or apprenticeship driver is 0.2 grams per liter of blood. This regulation for probationary licenses applies for three years from obtaining the said permit.
Also, be aware that this rate of 0.2 grams per liter of blood is a state of sobriety because you drink a single glass of alcohol to exceed this threshold. So be careful if you just got your license.
Non-compliance with this limitation is punishable by all kinds of penalties ranging from a fine to a withdrawal of points on the license. Repeat offenders will even be denied their permission.
How to pass the breathalyzer?
To do this, the drinker does not lack ideas.
-Some say that putting a coin in your mouth while you breathe can skew the result of a breathalyzer test. But many theories refute this hypothesis. Some even say that a coin has more chance of confirming your intoxication than hiding it.
-Some people also say that spilling a spoonful of oil before drinking can also help you with a breathalyzer test. Indeed, the oil can serve as a barrier between your stomach and alcohol and thus delay the care effect. But here again, this theory comes up against negative opinions.
-It is also said that smoking a cigarette before taking the breathalyzer test can also be useful. And once again, many refute this hypothesis. As it appears, the very opposite is happening. The cigarette accelerates the effect of alcohol and also increases the heart rate.
-Others also say that eating bread before taking the test allows you to escape. But again, many are not convinced.
Here are some other tricks you can try
Some drivers claim to have some tricks to pass without problem the measurement of the maximum limit rate -0.25 milligrams of alcohol per liter of expired air- of ingested alcohol, such as:
- Suck coffee beans.
- Wait between one or two hours after the last drink.
- Chew gum or eat candy.
- Drinking water.
- Masticate lawn.
- Lick the lithium battery of the mobile.
- Suck copper coins.
- Do push-ups.
Drink plenty of water to reduce the proportion of alcohol
A trick defended by many. It consists of getting tired of drinking water just before taking the car. And no, it is not that this liquid works a miracle, but that it will oblige us to go through the service several times, thus eliminating the remains of the drink.
But although part of the alcohol is indeed eliminated through urine, we would need to drink excessive amounts of water to get rid of the ingested alcohol.
So, it is not the ultimate trick if you want to lower the effects of the amount of alcohol ingested immediately. It would take too much water, something that could be dangerous for our bodies.
Sweating as if we had just run a marathon
Another plan that some take to the letter. In this case, they usually execute it after having tested positive in a first breath test. While they wait to be submitted to the second compulsory test, they carry out short races to eliminate the toxins of alcohol.
It does not matter that they do not practice exercise throughout the year. In the minutes between the two tests run, do push-ups or any other activity that makes them sweat excessively, trying to reduce the level of alcohol in the blood.
But we have the same problem as in the previous case. Through sweat, we eliminate alcohol; it is clear. Still, the few minutes that pass between one test and another are insufficient to lower the alcohol rate to give a value below the limit dictated by current legislation — another trick that will not save you from the fine.
It is very likely that if we have recently taken alcohol, despite putting ourselves to make a physical effort, we increase the rate of alcohol.
Chewing gum and other foods
The argument here is simple. “If I can eliminate alcohol breath, I can cheat the breathalyzer when I blow.” Do not bother trying. The modern ethylmeters of the Civil Guard and the police bodies, in general, are responsible for measuring the so-called alveolar air, as reported by Driving School.
Therefore, when leaving the air directly from the lungs, nothing will be useful to have the cleanest mouth in the world; on expiration, we will continue to test positive for alcohol.
Take certain medications
Many drivers set out to try certain medications to try to eliminate alcohol from the body. Everything was as a result of which a drink called Outox became famous in the USA, France, which promised to free us from the sanction for positive if we ingested it after drinking alcohol, as indicated by Motorpasion.
Then began the rumors: stomach protectors, vitamin B … The reality is that there is no drug available to us that allows you to eliminate alcohol drunk.
If you find a product on the Internet that guarantees the miracle, do not trust it, it ‘s a hoax. Here you can know the real effects of alcohol on our body.
Blow slowly during the test
Do not blow slowly, or do it with gum, or anything like that. Breathalyzers need sure airflow for a few specific seconds so that the test appears as valid. Any idea of this kind will only lose time for the agent and ourselves.
It may sound cliché, but the conclusion we can get is that the only reliable trick to not test positive in a BAC is not to drink if we are going to get behind the wheel.
The truth is that if you drink more than allowed, nothing can save you from being stopped at a breathalyzer stop and pass the test because no trick works. We recommend driving without alcohol; if you do not drive, it is for your safety and that of others.