MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The luck of the Irish won’t prevent a drunken driving arrest—or even worse—a crash on St. Patrick’s Day if you drive while impaired.
So if you’re planning to celebrate this festive holiday, your plans should include downloading the free Drive Sober app for mobile phones. A free download is available online at the WisDOT website: (www.zeroinwisconsin.gov).
As part of the Zero In Wisconsin traffic safety campaign, the Drive Sober app includes:
The app has been updated recently to provide more Find-a-Ride transportation options, and it now has a direct connection to a 911 operator to report a drunken driver.
Since the app’s launch one year ago in March 2013, approximately 44,000 people have downloaded it.
“Last year during the St. Patrick’s holiday weekend, March 16 and 17, four people died in Wisconsin traffic crashes. This year, if drivers designate before they celebrate and never get behind the wheel while impaired, we could attain zero traffic deaths,” says David Pabst, director of the Wisconsin State Patrol Bureau of Transportation Safety. “By downloading the Drive Sober app, motorists can help prevent drunken driving crashes that devastate individuals, families and entire communities.”
The State Patrol also offers the following advice for a fun and safe St. Patrick’s Day: