Have you gone out drinking with friends and had more to drink than you
expected to? Many people would prefer to get in their car and go home
rather than risk leaving their car in a place where it might be ticketed
or towed. However, whenever you drink and get behind the wheel of a car,
you risk the chance of being pulled over on suspicion of driving under
Breeze Protects Drivers by Calling Uber
Living in the age of smartphones surely has its benefits. There are many
apps that allow someone to track their alcohol content, play games to
determine their blood alcohol content, or even apps that promote the use
of ridesharing services. One app that can do so is called Breeze. Breeze
will inform a user of how drunk they are, and will call Uber, a ridesharing
service, if they are over the legal limit.
The app works similarly to other breathalyzer apps by testing the blood
alcohol content of the user. It connects to a mobile app through Bluetooth.
No matter what the BAC level of the driver is, the app provides an estimated
amount of time it will take for the driver's BAC to return to zero.
It will then link to Uber or give the user the option to call a friend
or another local cab company.
While apps that work to guess the blood alcohol content of a user are generally
helpful, there is no guarantee that their results are the same as what
law enforcement would determine using professional devices. Using the
results of an app in a court of law may not be effective, so even if an
app indicates that you may not be drunk, it might be helpful to use a
ridesharing app anyway if you have had a few drinks.