New NHTSA DUI App Released

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This new year, Leadville DUI lawyers can add yet another anti-DUI app to the list. To add to the already existing variety of breathalyzers and apps that allow you to determine how intoxicated you are before driving, comes yet another app, this one designed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The federal agency released a new app called SaferRide in Washington DC to kick off the federal government’s annual holiday DUI crackdown. The campaign called Drive Sober or Get Pulled over serves to pull over motorists suspected of drunk driving, and arrest them for driving under the influence of alcohol. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants motorists to avoid driving under the influence of alcohol, by getting a safe ride home using the app.

SaferRide has been specifically designed to help intoxicated persons call friends, and get a safe ride home. All you have to do is use the app to call a friend or a taxi from a list of taxi services already available in the app. You can also feed a friend’s contact number in the phone. Your friend or the taxi service will be given information about your location. That makes it easy for them to come and pick you up. The app has been designed for download on both Apple as well as Android devices.

The federal administration’s focus on drunk driving this holiday season is not just on getting drunk motorists off the road, but preventing motorists from driving intoxicated in the first place.

Other states have already jumped on to the DUI app bandwagon. In Maryland, the EndDUI App is funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and similar to the NHTSA app, helps drunk drivers find a safe ride home. In California too, state officials have designed an app that specifically targets intoxicated motorists. These apps are in addition to an already existing range of technologies that are aimed at helping drivers determine if they can drive safely after a few drinks. As any Leadville DUI lawyer would say, the best way to avoid a DUI arrest this holiday season, is to avoid drinking and driving.

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