The cost of a DUI or drunk driving conviction is more than financially devastating for many, especially when there are costs that a drunk driving offender must take on in order to move ahead with life, like the cost of a car breathalyzer. Lots of times, we hear how car breathalyzers save money, but when you get ready to pay your bill, you’re not really seeing the savings… you’re seeing another bill to pay and a reminder of your conviction. Rest assured, a car breathalyzer saves you money, just not how you may expect.
Without a car breathalyzer, you’re not able to get yourself to and from work, which could easily result in a loss of pay or complete termination of your employment. If you’re looking for a job, it is a lot easier to get back and forth to interviews if you have our own transportation. Saving money, in these cases, is more about allowing you to earn money that you could lose if your license is suspended or revoked.
You’re not drinking as much as you did before your car breathalyzer. Obviously, you can’t drink before you drive, and you are given another reminder of that each time you start your car. Alcohol isn’t part of your life like it was, which means you’re buying less at the store and not staying out at bars as much. That’s money that stays in your pocket.
You’re not paying for public transportation and wasting time waiting for buses and taxis. You have the freedom to drive your own car and you don’t have to rely on transportation schedules that are iffy at best. Time is money and taxis are expensive.
Car breathalyzers are devices that save lives and save money. When you get that monthly bill, consider the alternatives, like jail or a suspended license and understand that you’re paying for your privilege to drive after you put others’ lives at risk. You’re able to work and go about your life, while making sure you never endangers others on the road again. That’s an unforgettable savings of time, money and your road to recovery after a DUI.