June 17, 2024

Breathalyzers are Revolutionizing Drunk Driving Detection Driven by Strict Laws

Breathalyzers are small, portable devices that can detect and measure the amount of alcohol in a person’s breath. They work by using a fuel cell sensor that reacts to the presence of alcohol vapors on one’s breath. The device then translates this into a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) reading which can determine if a driver is legally intoxicated or not. Breathalyzers provide law enforcement with an accurate, non-invasive way to test drivers for impairment and curb drunk driving accidents.

 The global Breathalyzers Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 10.6 Bn in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 18% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.

Market key trends:

One of the key trends in the breathalyzers market is the development of touchscreen based breathalyzers. Touchscreen breathalyzers provide users with an intuitive interface and display BAC readings clearly. They are gaining popularity as they are more user friendly compared to traditional models. Cannabix Technologies Inc. recently launched a marijuana breathalyzer called Cannabix which uses a touchscreen interface. Such innovations are expected to support the market growth. Another important trend is the miniaturization of breathalyzer technology. Major players are focused on developing compact models that can easily fit into cars or pockets. For instance, DrinkMate’s latest breathalyzer weighs less than 3 ounces and easily clips onto a sun visor. The diminutive sizes improve portability and convenience.

Porter’s Analysis
Threat of new entrants: Low- Moderate capital requirements and established industry players make market entry difficult.

Bargaining power of buyers: Moderate – Presence of many vendors means buyers have options but breathalyzers are necessity.

Bargaining power of suppliers: Low – Few raw material suppliers for components exist globally.

Threat of new substitutes: Low – No close substitutes for breathalyzers currently available in the market.

Competitive rivalry: High – Many global and regional players competing on pricing and features.

Key Takeaways
The global Breathalyzers Market is expected to witness high growth.

Regional analysis, North America dominates the global market currently due to high alcohol consumption and strict laws. Asia Pacific is expected to grow at fastest pace during the forecast period due to rising alcohol consumption and enforcement of drink-drive laws.

Key players operating in the Breathalyzers market are Cannabix Technologies Inc., Alcohol Countermeasure Systems Corp., Dragerwerk AG & Co. KGa, Intoximeters Inc., Lifeloc Technologies Inc., MPD Inc., Quest Products Inc., Advanced Safety Devices LLC, Aerocrine AB, Akers Biosciences Inc., Alcolizer Pty Ltd., Alcopro Inc., Guth Laboratories Inc., Meretek Diagnostics Group of Otsuka America Pharmaceutical Inc., PAS Systems International Alcohol Sensor Systems, Toshiba Medical Systems Corp., TruTouch Technologies Inc., ENVITE- WISMER GmbH, AK GlobalTech Corporation, Intoximeter Inc., and BACtrack Inc.


  1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
  2. We have leveraged AI tools to mine information and compile it