Wisconsin DOT introduces "Drive Sober" app for St. Patrick's Day

CREATED Mar 15, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is hoping to stop drunk drivers over St. Patrick's Day weekend by introducing a "Drive Sober" app.

According to WisDOT, the app includes -

· A blood alcohol estimator

· A designated driver selector

· A function to find a safe ride home that uses the phone’s GPS to provide contacts for nearby taxi, mass transit and designated-driver services

· Impairment goggles that realistically (delete the word realistically) show the physical effects of increased alcohol levels

· Video clips of Wisconsin’s top skateboarders, BMX bikers, snowboarders and snowmobilers performing amazing stunts as seen in the Zero In Wisconsin TV messages

“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,” said 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.”

A free download of the app is available online by visiting http://www.zeroinwisconsin.gov