The Drink Wheel
On-Line BAC Calculator
About the Drink Wheel
The Intoximeters Inc. “Drink Wheel” is a form that you can fill out. Upon completion it will instantly compute your estimated blood/breath alcohol concentration (“BAC”) based on the information that you have provided and return that estimate to you. It is presented as a public service to Intoximeters web site visitors. Its primary purpose is to provide useful information about the responsible use of alcohol.
Why is it called a “Drink Wheel”?
Intoximeters calls it the “Drink Wheel” because it is based on various paper and cardboard BAC calculators that are given out in alcohol awareness programs, some of which are in the form of a wheel that you can spin around to calculate your estimated BAC based on what and how much you have had to drink.
It would be extremely foolish for anyone to pretend that a “Drink Wheel” can calculate what your BAC actually is, first because it would open the company up to an incredible amount of potential liability, and second if it really did work accurately there would be no need for anyone to buy BAC instruments.
A person’s actual BAC is dependent on many complex factors, including their physical condition (body composition, health etc.) and what they have recently ingested (including food, water, medications and other drugs). This site includes a more detailed discussion of the Pharmacology and Disposition of alcohol in humans.
The results that are generated are rough estimates of an average healthy person’s BAC assuming typical beverage sizes, recipes and alcohol content. The BAC estimates generated by the Drink Wheel should not be used to infer anyone’s fitness to work, drive or perform any other task or duty.
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