Sober Ride app reaches 1,000 downloads

ATLANTA (WTOC) - The Drive Sober GA smartphone application that helps drivers find a ride home in their area has been downloaded 1,000 from the Android Market less than a week after its launch, according to the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

The app is also available for the iPhone. It's part of Georgia's Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign to reduce impaired driving-related crashes.

"To know that 1,000 people will have an alternative to drinking and driving at their fingertips is great news for Georgia. This is the first time we have developed a product for the smart phone market and we are delighted with the response," said Harris Blackwood, director of the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, in a statement. "I have had parents of college students tell me that their children have downloaded the app as a precaution. That's why we have it available."

The GOHS cautions against texting and using the Driver Sober GA app while driving, which is against the law in Georgia.

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