Breathalyzer Apps are Unreliable – Trust a New DWI App Instead!

DWI Phone AppEveryone enjoys a night out on the town with friends and family. However, relying on a phone application to decide whether to drive home after a night of drinking is not recommended. In Missouri, the Department of Transportation has created an app called “Show Me My Buzz,” in order to help individuals calculate their estimated blood alcohol concentration (BAC) before determining whether it’s legally safe for them to drive. By inputting how many drinks an individual has had, how long they have been drinking, their weight and gender, a quick estimation is provided to help them determine whether they are sober enough to drive home.

The Pros and Cons of a BAC Calculator App

This type of app has been seen as both a positive and a negative addition to the mobile world. On the one hand, bar owners have come to appreciate the app, hoping that by adding this new addition to their mobile device, people’s eyes will be opened.  Some people can consume a large amount of alcohol and still feel that they are capable of driving home while legally over the limit. With this new app, the hope is that individuals could finally realize just how drunk they really are and be discouraged to drive home.

On the other hand, people have begun to discourage the heavy reliance an individual could place on this new app. There are several different factors that affect an individual’s BAC that are not taken into account when placing information into your iPhone or Android device. Some of these influences include food consumption, health conditions, medication intake and psychological factors. Without taking these elements into account, the BAC calculator should only be seen as a guide for individuals and not the final say. While this application can provide education to individuals who utilize it, a person should not place their life at risk simply because a phone says they are not legally too drunk to drive. To wholeheartedly depend on this calculator could ultimately place your life and others in danger.

A More Helpful DWI App

To provide helpful tools and information for New Jersey drivers, both before or after a DWI charge, Villani & DeLuca has created New Jersey’s first DWI app for the iPhone.  The free DWI app offers information about NJ DWI laws and penalties, helps individuals to call a taxi from their location, and allows users to calculate the points associated with moving violations and other traffic tickets.  An iPhone user with this DWI app can also submit DWI and other traffic tickets for review by a Villani & DeLuca attorney.

Charged with DWI? Speak with a Lawyer Today!

If you have been charged with drunk driving or refusal in New Jersey after relying on a mobile application such as this, you need to speak with an experienced DWI defense lawyer to ensure that your rights are protected. The experienced New Jersey DWI attorneys at Villani & DeLuca, P.C. offer free initial consultations, during which you can go over the facts of your case before deciding how you’d like to proceed with your defense. Call (732) 965-3350 today to set up your appointment with a Villani & DeLuca DWI lawyer!

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