There are several mobile apps that people can use to avoid driving while impaired and getting a DWI. Following a night out, the following apps can help make sure that people can get home safely in Minnesota.
The more a person drinks, the higher his or her blood alcohol content (BAC) will be. It exceeds the legal driving limit of .08 when the blood contains .08% alcohol. While it’s legal to drive with a BAC of less than .08, it’s important to bear in mind that any accident could result in a DWI or worse if a driver is found to be intoxicated to any degree.
There are myriad factors that can influence a person’s BAC, including metabolic rate, drinking on an empty stomach, and the amount of alcohol in drinks consumed. Thankfully, there are ways to accurately measure BAC before deciding to drive.
ENDUI is a federally funded app that estimates a person’s BAC based on weight, age, height, and gender. With a better idea of BAC, people can determine how much time they need to wait before they’re sober enough to drive.
What makes the ENDUI app more fun than other BAC measuring apps is that it includes games to help users gauge reaction time. It’s available for both iOS and Android devices.
For Apple devices, the Drink Tracker app is also available. Drink Tracker is like ENDUI in that it measures BAC, but it functions primarily as a simple BAC tracker without any gamification. It takes into account a person’s drink consumption, age, gender, weight, and height to measure BAC.
For Android devices, Alcodroid is a suitable alternative to Drink Tracker, providing the same function.
For the most accurate BAC measurement, you can use Breathometer, which measures BAC through an external portable breathalyzer device. It will even tell users how long they need to wait before they can drive.
In addition to these apps, ride-sharing apps such as Uber and Lyft can also keep people safe after a night out, providing intoxicated individuals with a ride home. If people wish to hire a driver to take their own vehicle home, Dryver is also available.
Together, all of these apps can help and eliminate the risk of a DWI and traffic violations.