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Guessing your BAC is a game not worth playing

In our last post, we talked about cellphones being stolen, and the ability to recover them by using apps or web programs that can track your stolen phone. The amazing advancement of technology over the last 20 years gives us myriad tools at our disposal to solve problems that previously would have taken outside intervention.

In this regard, people who have consumed a few alcoholic beverages can use a bevy of apps that allow the user to punch in their height, weight and drink consumption over time. The app then comes up with an approximate blood alcohol content, given the data that was entered. These apps act as a guide, but they should not be used as a "sure thing" that can protect you from getting a DUI.

Case in point: a man in our source article had a few drinks and then began to drive. But he quickly realized that he shouldn't do this, so he pulled over to rest. Police immediately questioned the man about why he stopped and if he had been drinking. The man said he "knew himself."

This is the thing about drunk driving: you never know you're over the limit until you're actually caught being over the limit. It doesn't take much for someone to surpass the 0.08 blood alcohol limit. Some people may be more tolerant of alcohol than others, but everyone does have their threshold -- and it is probably lower than you think, or what a cellphone app would tell you.

Source: Huffington Post, "DUI: No, We Really Don't Know Ourselves!," Saul Segan, May 16, 2014

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