In 2015, drunk driving took over 10,000 lives from the US; and, St. Patrick's Day has become one of the most dangerous days to get behind the wheel. So, why risk an accident, injuring yourself, others, or possibly causing fatalities, if you don't have to? The SaferRide app is available to both Android and iPhone users alike. It allows users to choose from multiple modes of transportation, from ride-sharing services like Uber to buses and taxis, allowing you to get home safely.
SaferRide and NHTSA
The National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) is stepping in to help reduce the number of on-road accidents this St. Patrick's Day, as well as year-round. With the SaferRide app, people who have been drinking can get home safely without having to worry about getting behind the wheel after the bar or pub-crawling all day.
Simple Interface, Easy to Find Rides from Anywhere
One of the premier benefits of using the SaferRide app is the fact that it is available on Android and on iPhone, through the Google Play store. The easy-to-use interface allows users to quickly and easily find buses, taxis, or call Uber or Lyft, to get them home safely. It shows local routes, and it allows you to choose the time/place for location pickup, allowing you to enjoy the holiday entirely, and get home safely so you can enjoy it next year as well. It also allows users to split the bill, should a group of friends need to share a ride home.
Free to Use
Unlike other apps, you can download the SaferRide app for free. It is an app which is run by a government agency, and provides unparalleled resources for users, free of charge. There's no fee to choose different transportation methods, and there's no need to install other apps, or pay services on your phone, in order to use the app either. Simply input your location, where you are going to/leaving from, and you can find details about different local public transportation services in the area.
Responsibility is Paramount
Even if you're sober, you have to be on the lookout for dangers. If you're a pedestrian, or if you're driving, there are dangers all around you on St. Patrick's Day. Keep an eye out for drunk drivers, pedestrians, and passengers. Find safe alternatives, less crowded roads, and avoid being on the road if you can, even if you're not partaking in the holiday festivities.
St. Patrick's Day has become one of the leading drinking holidays in the world, and in the US, this is no different. Understanding the dangers, and consequences of drunk driving are paramount to keeping safe and avoiding dangers for others around you. Utilize the free services, and rely on public transportation this year, to help keep the roads as safe as possible.