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App Will Help Revelers Find a Safe Ride Home

In order to ensure that anyone who has had too much to drink doesn’t hit the roads on New Year’s Eve, the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has come up with a plan.

The Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) has joined with safety partners across the state to create a list of contacts for free rides to help everyone get home safely – and in keeping with the technological age we’re in, an app has been created to make it just that easy.

Across Georgia on New Year’s Eve, and Super Bowl Sunday, there will be a wide variety of taxi companies and designated driver services providing free rides home for people “in need of a sober driver.” The service, and corresponding app for it, is part of the GOHS program to eliminate drunk drivers on Georgia roads.

The following are steps to help you download the Georgia Sober Ride App for the iPhone and Android:

Android Market (for non-Apple products)

iPhone Application (through iTunes Store)

To view a simulation of the application, click on:

Drive Sober, Georgia simulation

For a up to date listing of available services and contact numbers before you leave, click here for a roundup of resources compiled by 11Alive.

Sober Ride Georgia is a part of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over program designed to keep drunk drivers off Georgia roads. Included in the program is Georgia’s high visibility enforcement targeting impaired drivers through concentrated patrols and sobriety checkpoints. All law enforcement agencies are working together to protect everyone from impaired drivers, especially during the holidays.

The Georgia Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over program is part of the national campaign to eliminate drunk drivers.

(This article originally ran on Patch in December 2011.)

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