A new smartphone app fights drunk driving. The new app was recently launched by Maryland in order to fight drunk driving.
The ENDUI app lets users estimate the level of alcohol in their blood, call designated drivers and test their motors skills in games. The app also recommends users to report people that are driving while being drunk.
The new smartphone app that fights drunk driving is available to download for free for iPhone and Android users. The new app was revealed by police and state officials at a memorial service held every year for the people who have been killed because of drunk driving.
The president of Mothers against Drunk Driving, Jan Withers whose daughter was killed by a person driving drunk said that a small amount of time spent planning before a person goes out can make a huge difference toward saving a life.
The ENDUI, which is pronounced “End DUI”, was paid for by federal money that was reserved for education regarding drunk driving and is among numerous across the country that take on drunk driving.
A spokeswoman at the Governors Highway Safety Association, Kara Macek said the new app created by the Maryland Highway Safety Office for around $50,000 is unique. The money for the app was provided by the National Traffic Safety Administration.
“I think states are starting to go that route because they’re trying to reach consumers where they are and where they spend time, and everyone spends time on their phone,”
States that have similar apps include California, Colorado, New Mexico and New York. California launched its own version of the app two weeks ago. The apps in the other states, as well as the Maryland app are available to download for free in the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store.
One of the games featured within the app requires the push of a red ‘brake’ button when a pedestrian is shown passing by or a when a car in front of him stops. The app tells how slowly or quickly the user reacted and what amount of time the user’s car would have required in order of avoiding a collision.