Ga. offering app to reduce drunk driving

Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011 12:38 PM
Last updated 8:02 PM
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ATLANTA — State officials say they’ve developed a new smartphone application designed to cut down on drunken driving during upcoming New Year’s Eve celebrations.

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety announced that a list of free sober ride programs is available in a smartphone application called Drive Sober Georgia.

The application is available for free download on the iPhone and Android markets. The information can also be viewed on the website

Georgia Office of Highway Safety Director Harris Blackwood says authorities sought to make it as easy as possible to get a ride, so the application was developed after consulting with its partners who deal with road safety.

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stillamazed 12/27/11 - 02:11 pm
If you are super drunk will

If you are super drunk will you actually remember to call the number or better yet, will your impaired judgment allow you to even find the app on your phone? Just asking!

Just My Opinion
Just My Opinion 12/27/11 - 02:32 pm
stillamazed...I'll let you

stillamazed...I'll let you know if I remember to use it or not! (just kidding!)

GaStang22 12/27/11 - 04:02 pm
I agree stillamazed, too many

I agree stillamazed, too many people already know about the free rides especially on new years and they do it anyway. They didnt mean to drink that much, didnt know they were that drunk, didnt want to leave their car behind...etc. Whatever excuse they can come up with to justify in their own mind their fun is more important than anyone else's life!!

David Parker
David Parker 12/27/11 - 04:52 pm
how bout an app that provides

how bout an app that provides the directions to the next party/watering hole within walking distance? At least it provides an option to avoid driving but yet travel in some type of direction.

Better yet, integrate it with Foursquare.

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