Governor's Office of Highway Safety has revamped its smartphone app to help keep
impaired drivers off the roadways.
free Drive Sober, Georgia app provides a list businesses that
offer free and paid rides home for 10 Georgia cities and areas around the Atlanta metro.
rural areas, it offers details on where to find the AAA and Budweiser Tow-to-Go
service provider on Super Bowl weekend.
app is available in the Apple app store for iPhones and Google Play for Android
has been made easier to use and Athens and Statesboro, have been added to
the app's directory of sober rides.
2010, drunk driving crashes made up nearly one-third of fatal crashes in the U.S. and resulted in 10,228 fatalities
that year, according GOHS and data from the National Highway Transportation
tips for Super Bowl partygoers or watching game at bar/restaurant:
a sober driver before the party.
drinking too much alcohol too fast. Eat plenty of food, take breaks and alternate
with non-alcoholic drinks.
sober friend for a ride home if there isn't a designated driver. Or call a cab,
friend, or family member to pick you up. If possible, stay where you are for
the night and don't drive until you sober up.
a safe way to get intoxicated friends home.
seat belt. It's the law and the best defense against other drunk drivers.
tips for Super Bowl party host:
designate their sober drivers in advance or help arrange rides with sober
plenty of food and non-alcoholic drinks at the party.
party just like they do at the stadium. Stop serving alcohol at the end of the
third quarter. Serve coffee and dessert during the fourth quarter.
the phone numbers of local cab companies on hand and take the keys away from
intoxicated guests who plan on driving.
hosts can be held liable and prosecuted if someone you served ends up in a
can be held legally liable for damage, injury or death caused by underage people
who drink and drive.
could face jail time if they provide alcohol to or host a part for those
younger than 21.
Thursday, June 20 2013 12:05 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:05:47 GMT
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