Advice on what type of kits to order
We STRONGLY recommend the 0.02% "Pro"
kits - which are also NF approved for France.
They are currently the same price as the others,
but they are the only Single Use breathalyzers in the World to be NF
certified by the French Government at this level. Also known as the
"zero impairment" level (see below), in the UK it applies
to Airline Pilots, Train Drivers and Maritime workers.
in the blood above 0.02% can impair judgement and slow reaction
times - especially when combined with a hangover, lack of
sleep & dehydration and while the 0.08% tubes do indiciate at the
maximum UK limit, as can be seen below this is now the highest in
Europe and far above the level at which a driver is impaired by
alcohol and therefore unsafe. The new Scottish Single Uses are
ideal for morning-after use "North of the Border"!!
How do they work?
The tubes are supplied with a bag which the user inflates with a
single breath. They then connect the tube, and expel the air
from the bag through the tube. After 2 minutes, they can read
the result by looking at whether the green colouration has passed
Accuracy of the results
The kits are accurate enough to pass French NF Government testing,
but one of the reasons we recommend the use of 0.02% tubes is
because Single Use breathalyzers are not always that easy to read
However, if the line on the tube is set to 0.02% - one quarter of the
maximum UK motoring limit - and the user misreads it slightly, they
should still be legal and in all probability virtually unimpaired.
If on the other hand you provide them with a kit set to the UK limit
(0.08) and they misread the tube slightly, then they will not only
be significantly impaired but they could also be liable for a
For safety, if the green
crystals come even close to the line, Don't Drive.
Comparison of the different levels and their affect upon an
of European Drink Driving limits for normal Motorists.
Note that in most European countries with
a motoring level above 0.02%,
anyone driving in a commercial
capacity will be prosecuted at this lower limit.