World’s first breathalyser toothbrush will alert you if you’re over legal limit

A game-changing toothbrush that will vibrate and flash red if you are too drunk to drive is in the early stages of development and could change people's morning routines.

The Brushaylsyer is a genius breathalysing toothbrush designed to help Brits avoid taking to the roads while over the drink-drive limit after a boozy night out. In a world-first, users would simply blow into the breathalyser on the back of their toothbrush after brushing. If the light flashes red and vibrates you are over the limit, if it glows green it’s safe to drive, reports Wales Online.

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The Brushalyser aims to drive change by getting people to think twice before getting behind the wheel on a morning hangover and works by embedding breathe testing seamlessly into Brits’ morning routines. The innovation comes after new research from Direct Line reveals a quarter of British adults (25%) admit to driving the morning after a night out, despite feeling under the influence of alcohol.

Younger drivers, aged 18 to 34, are the biggest offenders with half of drivers confessing to getting behind the wheel the morning after a night out.

Lorraine Price, head of motor insurance at Direct Line, said: “As one of the UK's leading insurers, we’re on a mission to make roads safer for everyone and it’s clear drivers need a wake-up call when it comes to drinking and driving. The breathalyser toothbrush aims to remind people they could be over the limit the morning after drinking, and ties breath testing seamlessly into Brit’s morning routines."

She said the it's in the early development stages, but urges that change is needed now. "We’re urging people to get clued up on how long it takes to sober up," she added. "They could even consider buying a breathalyser for their home or car to test themselves before taking to the road in the morning.”

Police forces have reported an eight per cent year-on-year increase in motorists failing breath tests in the morning hours with a study finding that drivers who attended an event this summer consumed on average a whopping 16 units, the equivalent of seven pints of regular strength beer or one and a half bottles of wine.

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