DOT Hopes to Curb Drunk Driving with "Drive Sober" App

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

The state Department of Transportation has released a smartphone app to curb drunken driving.

The “Drive Sober” app includes a blood alcohol estimator where users can enter their weight and the number of drinks they’ve had; a designated driver selector; a function to find nearby taxi, public transit and designated driver services using the phone’s GPS; and an “impairment goggles” feature that is intended to simulate a person’s vision when drunk.

“Last year during the St. Patrick’s holiday weekend, March 16 to 18, four people died in Wisconsin traffic crashes. This year, if drivers always designate before they celebrate and never get behind the wheel while impaired, we could attain zero traffic deaths,” says State Patrol Maj. Sandra Huxtable, director of the Bureau of Transportation Safety. “By downloading the new Drive Sober app, motorists can help prevent drunken driving crashes that devastate individuals, families and entire communities.”

Click here to download the app from Google Play.

Click here to download the app for Apple devices.

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