Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Press Release

To avoid a drunken driving arrest or crash, designate before you celebrate on New Year’s Eve

Although no one really knows what the New Year will bring, everyone can take steps to make sure 2014 doesn’t start with a drunken driving arrest or crash.

By - Dec 27th, 2013 12:05 pm

Although no one really knows what the New Year will bring, everyone can take steps to make sure 2014 doesn’t start with a drunken driving arrest or crash.

“An effective way to avoid an arrest or a crash is to designate a sober driver before you celebrate,” says David Pabst, director of the Wisconsin State Patrol Bureau of Transportation Safety. “To help choose a designated driver, our Zero In Wisconsin (www.zeroinwisconsin.gov) program offers a free Drive Sober mobile app. Since the app was launched in March, more than 40,000 people have downloaded it.”

The Drive Sober app also includes a “Find-a-Ride” feature that uses a mobile device’s GPS to locate nearby taxi and mass transit services. Another popular feature is the blood alcohol estimator. The Drive Sober app can be downloaded by visiting the Zero in Wisconsin page on the WisDOT web (www.zeroinwisconsin.gov).

In addition to choosing a designated driver before your New Year’s Eve celebration begins, the State Patrol offers the following advice:

Recent Press Releases by Wisconsin Department of Transportation

WisDOT soliciting bids for WIS 20 road work in Racine County

Resurface work will be first step to prepare for Foxconn Development

Statewide crackdown on impaired drivers begins Friday, runs through New Year’s Day

WisDOT uses dedicated federal funds to help coordinate 24 OWI task forces across Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Traffic crashes claim 46 lives in Wisconsin last month

Through November of this year, 555 people have died in Wisconsin traffic crashes.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *