The US Department of Transportation and The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is kicking off the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over holiday drunk driving crackdown by unveiling the SaferRide mobile app. This app enables you to get a ride home if you’ve been drinking so you can prevent deadly auto accidents. The drunk driving crackdown began December 15 and extends through January 1.
The app is very simple to use. The home screen displays three buttons:
- “Get taxi”
- “Call friend”
- “Where am I?”
According to US DOT and the NHTSA, drunk driving deaths declined 2.5 percent in 2013. But even with that promising news, more than 10,000 people were killed in 2013 drunk driving accidents.
The holidays are a time for celebrating, but please remember to not allow yourself or your loved ones to drive while intoxicated or buzzed. Innovations like the SaferRide app are great in a pinch, when you need to quickly and easily figure out a way to get home.
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