Creator Jason Knott hopes his BreathAdvisor kiosks in bars will reduce DUI-related incidents by providing patrons accurate alcohol readings ("Entrepreneur helping others drive responsibly with new business." Tribune, March 15).
I've been a club manager for 15 years, and not only will his BreathAdvisor not help drinkers drive responsibly, it will encourage them to drive impaired.
Impairment begins at 0.013. Suppose a club patron uses this machine and blows under the legal limit of 0.08. They may infer that they're good to drive, which isn't true. It provides a false sense of security.