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Vol. 5 Num 926 Sat. January 06, 2007  
   
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ALC-mobile

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Japan's second largest mobile operator KDDI engineer Munezumi Wada demonstrates the alcohol tester "Alc-Mobile" that will let bus and taxi companies know if their drivers drink alcohol or not at the KDDI's headquarters in Tokyo on December 28, 2006. The alc-mobile, a two-piece set of a breathiliser and telephone which can measure levels of intoxication and immediately send the results to their company's computer via the phone. Four hundred sets of ALC-Mobile have been sold to over 30 companies at a price of USD 750 each. Japan had nearly 14,000 drunk driving accidents last year, killing 707 people. PHOTO: AFP