Non-alcoholic beer while driving – what happens when the traffic police stop?

Who invented non-alcoholic beer?

America is considered the birthplace of the “zero”. In 1919, beyond the ban, alcohol producers found a way to outwit the ban on alcohol in beverages of no more than 1.28%.

After the abolition of the ban, production did not stop, but increased. There was also a demand for non-alcoholic beer in Europe.

What is in non-alcoholic beer?

The main composition is:

  • water;
  • ethanol (alcohol);
  • maltose;
  • yeast;
  • hop;
  • barley malt or wheat malt.

Depending on the manufacturer’s brand, coloring and flavoring agents, as well as fructose, may be added to the drink.

How is non-alcoholic beer made?

Pretty much the same as normal. In this regard, it is impossible to completely remove alcohol from the composition of the drink.

The process of making non-alcoholic beer and alcoholic beer differs only at the final stage, when it is necessary to stop the fermentation process. For this, yeast is filtered, cooled or pasteurized from the total mass of the product.

Then membrane filtration is performed, creating the required alcohol percentage in alcohol-free beer.

Can you drive after an alcohol-free beer?

Modern non-alcoholic beer contains 0.5% alcohol. This is the volume of a teaspoon. Even kvass contains more alcohol.

After drinking a can of non-alcoholic beer, there will be about 0.04 ppm in the blood. The norm of 0.35 is allowed – this is about 2-3 bottles of soda.

If you convert 0.35 ppm to stronger drinks, you get:

  • 50 g of vodka;
  • 200 g of wine;
  • 500 g strong beer.

The nuance is that if you took alcohol-containing drugs in the past day, ate jam with signs of fermentation or overripe bananas, and then drank alcohol-free beer, the effect of intoxication may appear. In this case, if the traffic police stop you, you are guaranteed to have questions. You must undergo a medical examination. Refusal to do so will automatically result in disqualification.

What do the doctors say?

Narcologists recommend waiting 15 minutes after drinking a can of non-alcoholic beer before driving. If you have consumed several liters, it is better to go on a trip within 2-3 hours, not earlier. And it is even better not to drink alcoholic beverages before the trip.

“Behind the wheel” conducted an interesting experiment and found out how kvass, fermented baked milk, kefir and other soft drinks affect driving ability. Watch the video:

Source: Z R


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