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Smartphone Application Provides Sober Rides this New Year's Eve

By: Laura Kelly

A new smartphone application has been developed by Georgia state officials to cut down on drunk driving this New Year's Eve and Super Bowl Sunday. The Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) created the "Drive Sober Georgia" application to provide party-goers with a list of contacts for free sober rides.

Starting Dec. 16 to Jan 2, law enforcement officers all over Georgia will be strictly enforcing zero tolerance and on the lookout for drivers under the influence with their "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign. Any driver with a Blood Alcohol Content of .08 or higher will be arrested immediately and taken to jail.

Not only is driving under the influence putting yourself in serious danger, it effects everyone on the road. This time of year there is a significant increase in impaired drivers. Stay alert and watch out for suspicious drivers who are swerving, failing to maintain lane, driving aggressively or speeding.

"Always have a plan to have a sober ride home if you plan on drinking while out at a party. If you find that you have had too much to drink, please, call a taxi," said Atlanta personal injury lawyer, Gary Martin Hays. "Driving under the influence puts yourself and others at serious risk."

If you have been hit by a drunk driver, you may be entitled to compensation. Don't suffer in silence. Being injured due to someone else's negligence can leave you seriously injured and out of work. Attorneys at The Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates are ready to fight the insurance companies for you. Call us today, 1-800-898-HAYS for your free legal consultation.