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CDOT’s App: Unsure About Your Sobriety for Driving?

As we bid farewell to the excitement of the Super Bowl, our calendars are already marked with upcoming events and holidays that many of us like to celebrate with a drink in hand. From Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day to Spring Break and Cinco de Mayo, the festive spirit is far from over. However, with the celebrations comes the responsibility of ensuring our enjoyment doesn’t lead to dangerous scenarios, such as driving a vehicle while intoxicated (DUI). Fortunately, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has introduced a handy solution to help you plan your holiday drinking responsibly – the R-U-Buzzed app.

Understanding the R-U-Buzzed App:

Available for both Android and iOS devices, the R-U-Buzzed app is a valuable tool that empowers users to make informed decisions about their alcohol consumption. By entering details such as weight, gender, and the amount of alcohol consumed throughout the night, the app calculates an estimated Blood Alcohol Content (BAC). This estimation is crucial for determining whether getting behind the wheel is safe.

Making Informed Decisions:

One of the app’s key features is its ability to estimate the time it takes for your BAC to reach a level that may impair your driving abilities. If the app suggests that your BAC is above .05, it strongly advises seeking alternative transportation. However, it’s important to note that the app provides an estimation and does not replace the judgment of a sober driver. The best practice is to avoid driving entirely after consuming alcohol.

Utilizing the R-U-Buzzed App:

To make responsible choices even more accessible, the R-U-Buzzed app seamlessly integrates with popular ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft. This integration guarantees that individuals can readily utilize alternative transportation choices. Moreover, the app provides promo codes for first-time users, encouraging individuals to prioritize safety over getting behind the wheel. Users can use codes such as “CDOTRideSafe” for a free first ride with Lyft (up to $20) and “NODUICO” for a $20 first-ride credit with Uber.

Why Choose the R-U-Buzzed App:

In a world where technology increasingly intertwines with our daily lives, leveraging the R-U-Buzzed app is a responsible and practical choice. The app assists in estimating BAC levels and promotes a broader culture of responsible drinking. Providing easy access to rideshare options and offering promo codes encourages users to prioritize safety and make choices that protect themselves and others on the road.

In navigating the complex landscape of impaired driving, CDOT’s innovative app, “Unsure About Your Sobriety for Driving?” stands out as a progressive tool aimed at promoting road safety. By incorporating advanced algorithms and real-time data, the app provides users with a reliable assessment of their sobriety levels, contributing to the prevention of potential accidents. CDOT and Thomas & Ahnell, LLC’s collaboration reflects a commitment to leveraging technology for societal well-being. The app underscores the importance of responsible driving and exemplifies the power of partnerships in creating impactful solutions. As we progress, we must recognize and support initiatives like these that harness technological advancements to address pressing issues, fostering a safer and more conscientious driving culture.

Do you have further questions or concerns? Call us or contact the attorneys at Thomas & Ahnell, LLC, and we will be happy to help.

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