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787 NSW drivers caught drink/drug driving on Australia Day

787 NSW drivers caught drink/drug driving on Australia Day

The long Australia Day weekend saw over 300 major crashes resulting in 110 injuries and 4 fatalities, according to NSW police.

787 NSW drivers caught drink/drug driving on Australia Day

The long Australia Day weekend saw over 300 major crashes resulting in 110 injuries and 4 fatalities, according to NSW police.

The best personal breathalysers as rated by customers

The best personal breathalysers as rated by customers

Explore Andatech’s most highly rated personal breathalysers to help you decide which breathalyser suits your alcohol breath testing needs.

The best personal breathalysers as rated by customers

Explore Andatech’s most highly rated personal breathalysers to help you decide which breathalyser suits your alcohol breath testing needs.

Avoid believing these breathalyser myths

Stop kidding yourself: Breathalyser myths debunked

Learning the truths behind common breathalyser myths and gaining a deeper understanding into how breathalysers work could be what keeps you out of trouble so you can enjoy life responsibly.

Stop kidding yourself: Breathalyser myths debunked

Learning the truths behind common breathalyser myths and gaining a deeper understanding into how breathalysers work could be what keeps you out of trouble so you can enjoy life responsibly.

Victoria recorded 296 lives lost on roads in 2023

Victoria recorded 296 lives lost on roads in 2023

Last year, Victoria recorded nearly 300 deaths on the road, making it the most lethal year in 15 years.

Victoria recorded 296 lives lost on roads in 2023

Last year, Victoria recorded nearly 300 deaths on the road, making it the most lethal year in 15 years.

Australia’s Sobering Alcohol Safety Trends in 2023

Australia’s Sobering Alcohol Safety Trends in 2023

2023 saw alarming drink driving cases in Australia, with police detecting alcohol every 73 breathalyser tests on a Melbourne freeway, alcohol-induced deaths on the rise and 1 in 10 NSW drivers admitting to drink driving.

Australia’s Sobering Alcohol Safety Trends in 2023

2023 saw alarming drink driving cases in Australia, with police detecting alcohol every 73 breathalyser tests on a Melbourne freeway, alcohol-induced deaths on the rise and 1 in 10 NSW drivers admitting to drink driving.

Exploring the rise in alcohol-induced deaths in Australia

Exploring the rise in alcohol-induced deaths in Australia

The 2023 report by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education found an alarming upward trend in alcohol-induced deaths in Australia. Here, we explore the numbers and what it could mean for Australia.

Exploring the rise in alcohol-induced deaths in Australia

The 2023 report by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education found an alarming upward trend in alcohol-induced deaths in Australia. Here, we explore the numbers and what it could mean for Australia.

Breathalysers to help solve NSW's drink driving dilemma

Breathalysers to help solve NSW's drink driving dilemma

A recent report showed that more than 1 in 10 drivers in New South Wales admitted to drink driving. We uncover the impact it could have on Australian Road Safety and potential solutions to this age-long issue.

Breathalysers to help solve NSW's drink driving dilemma

A recent report showed that more than 1 in 10 drivers in New South Wales admitted to drink driving. We uncover the impact it could have on Australian Road Safety and potential solutions to this age-long issue.

Best car breathalysers and alcohol interlock

Best car breathalysers and alcohol interlocks

Having a breathalyser in your car is a handy tool to deter the practice of drink driving to ensure safety on the road at all times.

Best car breathalysers and alcohol interlocks

Having a breathalyser in your car is a handy tool to deter the practice of drink driving to ensure safety on the road at all times.

How long does alcohol stays in your body?

How long does alcohol stays in your body?

After consuming alcohol, you are still likely to record a BAC reading even in the morning after drinking. By keeping a breathalyser handy, you’ll be able to accurately estimate your BAC to help you make more informed decisions.

How long does alcohol stays in your body?

After consuming alcohol, you are still likely to record a BAC reading even in the morning after drinking. By keeping a breathalyser handy, you’ll be able to accurately estimate your BAC to help you make more informed decisions.

Underage drinking: What parents should know

Underage drinking: What parents should know

Earlier this year, health groups called the attention of Victoria State Government on a loophole found in the state laws.  According to Victoria’s current legislation, children under the age of...

Underage drinking: What parents should know

Earlier this year, health groups called the attention of Victoria State Government on a loophole found in the state laws.  According to Victoria’s current legislation, children under the age of...

What happens when you drink alcohol on an empty stomach?

What happens when you drink alcohol on an empty stomach

Drinking alcohol can have instant effects on one's behaviour but consuming it on an empty stomach can have far more detrimental effects, especially if done on a regular basis.

What happens when you drink alcohol on an empty stomach

Drinking alcohol can have instant effects on one's behaviour but consuming it on an empty stomach can have far more detrimental effects, especially if done on a regular basis.

How to deal with a colleague drinking at work?

How to deal with a colleague drinking alcohol at work?

Drinking at the workplace can be a sign of a deeper problem, alcohol addiction. Not only does it endanger the well-being of the colleague in question, but it could also put the lives of other employees at risk.

How to deal with a colleague drinking alcohol at work?

Drinking at the workplace can be a sign of a deeper problem, alcohol addiction. Not only does it endanger the well-being of the colleague in question, but it could also put the lives of other employees at risk.

Understanding breathalyser false positives

How breathalyser false positives happen

False positives on breathalysers can spell legal trouble for the test subject. Understanding how false positives occur can help minimise their occurrences and ensure accurate results.

How breathalyser false positives happen

False positives on breathalysers can spell legal trouble for the test subject. Understanding how false positives occur can help minimise their occurrences and ensure accurate results.

How alcohol addiction affects your mental health

How alcohol addiction affects your mental health

Alcohol use disorder affects millions of Australians and is one of the country's most treated addiction. The disease can cause a multitude of mental health issues which need to be addressed.

How alcohol addiction affects your mental health

Alcohol use disorder affects millions of Australians and is one of the country's most treated addiction. The disease can cause a multitude of mental health issues which need to be addressed.

The history of breathalysers

The history of breathalysers

Alcohol testing has been around for nearly 100 years, and the invention of breathalysers revolutionised alcohol testing, making it easier to ensure sobriety anytime and anywhere.

The history of breathalysers

Alcohol testing has been around for nearly 100 years, and the invention of breathalysers revolutionised alcohol testing, making it easier to ensure sobriety anytime and anywhere.

Breathalyser FAQs

Breathalyser calibration FAQs: Your questions answered

Discover the essential FAQs about breathalyser calibration in our latest blog post, where we provide insight and information into maintaining your breathalyser’s accuracy at all times.

Breathalyser calibration FAQs: Your questions answered

Discover the essential FAQs about breathalyser calibration in our latest blog post, where we provide insight and information into maintaining your breathalyser’s accuracy at all times.

Best practices for breathalyser accuracy

Best practices for breathalyser accuracy

Many people still doubt the accuracy of breathalysers despite being used by law enforcement, employers, medical officials, and everyday individuals. In this blog post, we dive into factors that affect breathalyser accuracy and what you can do to increase its reliability.

Best practices for breathalyser accuracy

Many people still doubt the accuracy of breathalysers despite being used by law enforcement, employers, medical officials, and everyday individuals. In this blog post, we dive into factors that affect breathalyser accuracy and what you can do to increase its reliability.

Why drugs and alcohol are a dangerous combination

Why drugs and alcohol are a dangerous combination

Discover the health risks of combining drugs and alcohol in our latest blog post and how preventive measures in the form of breathalysers and drug test kits can help save lives.

Why drugs and alcohol are a dangerous combination

Discover the health risks of combining drugs and alcohol in our latest blog post and how preventive measures in the form of breathalysers and drug test kits can help save lives.

Why breathalysers are becoming more popular?

Why breathalysers are becoming more popular?

With drink driving continuing to be a major concern in Australia, personal breathalysers are becoming increasingly popular as a way for individuals to monitor their blood alcohol content.

Why breathalysers are becoming more popular?

With drink driving continuing to be a major concern in Australia, personal breathalysers are becoming increasingly popular as a way for individuals to monitor their blood alcohol content.

How breathalysers aid in treating alcoholism

How breathalysers aid in treating alcoholism

Going through an alcohol addiction can be among the most trying times for both the patient and their loved ones. Here, we discuss how breathalysers can aid a patient going through alcohol addiction and how they can beat it.

How breathalysers aid in treating alcoholism

Going through an alcohol addiction can be among the most trying times for both the patient and their loved ones. Here, we discuss how breathalysers can aid a patient going through alcohol addiction and how they can beat it.

The cost of an interlock breathalyser

The true cost of an interlock breathalyser

Having a mandatory alcohol interlock order will cost more than money. In this blog post, we discuss the different costs of installing the device in your vehicle.

The true cost of an interlock breathalyser

Having a mandatory alcohol interlock order will cost more than money. In this blog post, we discuss the different costs of installing the device in your vehicle.

The benefits of owning a personal breathalyser

The benefits of owning a personal breathalyser: Keeping yourself and others safe

Personal breathalysers give drinkers peace of mind, promote responsible drinking and help get them out of trouble with the law. Here are some reasons to own a personal breathalyser.

The benefits of owning a personal breathalyser: Keeping yourself and others safe

Personal breathalysers give drinkers peace of mind, promote responsible drinking and help get them out of trouble with the law. Here are some reasons to own a personal breathalyser.

How to treat an alcohol addiction

How to treat an alcohol addiction?

Also known as alcoholism, is a serious condition that plagues Australians, causing them to become dependent on alcohol which can have severe effects on one’s overall well-being.

How to treat an alcohol addiction?

Also known as alcoholism, is a serious condition that plagues Australians, causing them to become dependent on alcohol which can have severe effects on one’s overall well-being.

What is an alcohol interlock?

What is an alcohol interlock?

Alcohol interlocks are often part of a court order for citizens found guilty of drunk driving in Australia. It ensures that the driver cannot start his/her car without registering a specific BAC level.

What is an alcohol interlock?

Alcohol interlocks are often part of a court order for citizens found guilty of drunk driving in Australia. It ensures that the driver cannot start his/her car without registering a specific BAC level.

Andatech breathalysers – an innovative solution for family custody cases

Andatech breathalysers – an innovative solution for family custody cases

Find out how lawyers are using Andatech breathalysers to resolve family custody cases in an innovative way. Read this real-life use case of our breathalysers.

Andatech breathalysers – an innovative solution for family custody cases

Find out how lawyers are using Andatech breathalysers to resolve family custody cases in an innovative way. Read this real-life use case of our breathalysers.

Drink driving penalties in Australia

Drink driving penalties in Australia by state

In an effort to decrease the occurrences of drink driving offences and its risks, states and territories have imposed severe punishments against drivers that break this law.

Drink driving penalties in Australia by state

In an effort to decrease the occurrences of drink driving offences and its risks, states and territories have imposed severe punishments against drivers that break this law.

How to deal with alcohol use at the workplace

How to deal with alcohol use at work

Alcohol use at the workplace leads to reduced productivity, impaired performance, and poor decision-making skills while on duty, putting employees at risk of legal, financial and health issues.

How to deal with alcohol use at work

Alcohol use at the workplace leads to reduced productivity, impaired performance, and poor decision-making skills while on duty, putting employees at risk of legal, financial and health issues.

What is alcoholism and how to prevent it?

What is alcoholism and how to prevent it

Alcoholism is Australia's most treated addiction. Learn more about what alcoholism is, how you can prevent it and what you can do to help loved ones.

What is alcoholism and how to prevent it

Alcoholism is Australia's most treated addiction. Learn more about what alcoholism is, how you can prevent it and what you can do to help loved ones.

Personal breathalyser dos and don'ts

Personal breathalyser dos and don’ts

If used correctly, your personal breathalyser can accurately measure your BAC, help keep you safe from drunk driving and help you get home safely.

Personal breathalyser dos and don’ts

If used correctly, your personal breathalyser can accurately measure your BAC, help keep you safe from drunk driving and help you get home safely.

Are breathalysers accurate?

How accurate is a breathalyser?

Learn about the different factors that affect the accuracy of a breathalyser including the type of sensor used, presence of foreign substances and more.

How accurate is a breathalyser?

Learn about the different factors that affect the accuracy of a breathalyser including the type of sensor used, presence of foreign substances and more.

How much alcohol is too much?

How much alcohol is too much?

While most of us enjoy cracking a cold one with our mates now and again, Australian health officials warn against drinking more than 10 standard drinks a week or more than four in a single day.

How much alcohol is too much?

While most of us enjoy cracking a cold one with our mates now and again, Australian health officials warn against drinking more than 10 standard drinks a week or more than four in a single day.

Binge drinking carries problems that are detrimental to one's health

Why binge drinking is dangerous

Binge drinking can lead to a host health problems that can include the vital organs, immune system, nervous system, sexual health and more. Here's what you need to know about the dangers of binge drinking.

Why binge drinking is dangerous

Binge drinking can lead to a host health problems that can include the vital organs, immune system, nervous system, sexual health and more. Here's what you need to know about the dangers of binge drinking.

Alcohol use by senior eldery

Alcohol use among senior citizens

Due to a number of reasons directly related to aging, senior citizens may suffer more consequences from frequent alcohol drinking than the younger generation.

Alcohol use among senior citizens

Due to a number of reasons directly related to aging, senior citizens may suffer more consequences from frequent alcohol drinking than the younger generation.

What you need to know about breath alcohol testing

What you need to know about breath alcohol results

Here's what you need to know about alcohol breath tests, how breathalysers work, their accuracy, the different BAC readings and Australian drink driving laws.

What you need to know about breath alcohol results

Here's what you need to know about alcohol breath tests, how breathalysers work, their accuracy, the different BAC readings and Australian drink driving laws.

Drink driving laws around the world

Drink driving laws around the world

Each country has its own drink driving laws and limits. If you're travelling and plan to drink alcohol or drive, check out your destination's alcohol limit.

Drink driving laws around the world

Each country has its own drink driving laws and limits. If you're travelling and plan to drink alcohol or drive, check out your destination's alcohol limit.

Stay sober throughout Dry July with AlcoSense

5 tips for going sober this Dry July

Dry July promotes abstaining from alcohol throughout the month and raising funds for cancer patients. If you're looking to make a difference, here are some tips to help you get through Dry July.

5 tips for going sober this Dry July

Dry July promotes abstaining from alcohol throughout the month and raising funds for cancer patients. If you're looking to make a difference, here are some tips to help you get through Dry July.

Alcohol poisoning is a serious potentially life threatening conditon

How dangerous is alcohol poisoning?

Consuming too much alcohol in a short timespan will lead to large spikes in one's BAC level and can lead to serious health problems and even death.

How dangerous is alcohol poisoning?

Consuming too much alcohol in a short timespan will lead to large spikes in one's BAC level and can lead to serious health problems and even death.

Driving with a BAC of 0.05 is a legal offence in Australia

Why is drink driving considered unsafe?

As alcohol affects one's judgements, decision making skills and overall cognitive ability, it's no secret that the ability to drive is affected.

Why is drink driving considered unsafe?

As alcohol affects one's judgements, decision making skills and overall cognitive ability, it's no secret that the ability to drive is affected.

Our BAC levels are affected by a number of factors

What factors affect our blood alcohol content?

As the effects of alcohol are felt differently from person to person, Andatech takes a look at the different variables that affect one's blood alcohol content or BAC.

What factors affect our blood alcohol content?

As the effects of alcohol are felt differently from person to person, Andatech takes a look at the different variables that affect one's blood alcohol content or BAC.

Approximately 50% of Australians aged 14-17 years consumed alcohol in the past 12 months.

Alcohol & youth – the need for breathalysers

Having a breathalyser can help parents and guardians monitor drinking trends among their teenage children.

Alcohol & youth – the need for breathalysers

Having a breathalyser can help parents and guardians monitor drinking trends among their teenage children.

Alcoholism and drug addiction affects your relationships, mental health and overall life

The difference between alcoholism and drug addiction

As alcoholism and drug addiction plague Australian society, we take a look at the difference between the two and the roles we play in ending the cycle.

The difference between alcoholism and drug addiction

As alcoholism and drug addiction plague Australian society, we take a look at the difference between the two and the roles we play in ending the cycle.

Alcohol affects the ability to drive

Effects of alcohol on driving

Even at low doses, alcohol has the ability to reduce alertness, reaction times, vigilance and other key physiological functions while making you drowsier without you even knowing.

Effects of alcohol on driving

Even at low doses, alcohol has the ability to reduce alertness, reaction times, vigilance and other key physiological functions while making you drowsier without you even knowing.

When can you drive after drinking

When can you drive after drinking alcohol?

Knowing how alcohol affects your body, how it's metabolised and how to calculate your BAC level will help you decide when it's safe to drive after a night of drinking.

When can you drive after drinking alcohol?

Knowing how alcohol affects your body, how it's metabolised and how to calculate your BAC level will help you decide when it's safe to drive after a night of drinking.

How many standard drinks to .05?

How many standard drinks to .05?

Anyone who drives should know the legal drink driving limit of below 0.05%BAC. Learn the methods to find out how many Standard Drinks it will take you to reach 0.05.

How many standard drinks to .05?

Anyone who drives should know the legal drink driving limit of below 0.05%BAC. Learn the methods to find out how many Standard Drinks it will take you to reach 0.05.

Driving with a hangover is just as bad as drunk driving

Drunk driving vs Hangover driving

Studies have found that drivers suffering from hangovers show the same symptoms as drunk drivers. In some cases, driving with a hangover could be worse than drunk driving.

Drunk driving vs Hangover driving

Studies have found that drivers suffering from hangovers show the same symptoms as drunk drivers. In some cases, driving with a hangover could be worse than drunk driving.

What is BAC (Blood Alcohol Content)?

What is BAC (Blood Alcohol Content)?

Anyone who drinks alcohol should understand what is Blood Alcohol Content / Concentration. Read on to learn what is BAC, what affects BAC and how to measure BAC.

What is BAC (Blood Alcohol Content)?

Anyone who drinks alcohol should understand what is Blood Alcohol Content / Concentration. Read on to learn what is BAC, what affects BAC and how to measure BAC.

What is a standard drink?

What is a standard drink?

One serving of alcohol does not equal one standard drink. To drink responsibly, learn what a standard drink means in Australia and find out how many standard drinks you've consumed.

What is a standard drink?

One serving of alcohol does not equal one standard drink. To drink responsibly, learn what a standard drink means in Australia and find out how many standard drinks you've consumed.