The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s - DRIVE SOBER mobile application has been developed to assist individuals who may have had too much to drink find a safe ride home other than driving. It also serves to provide interactive information on the dangers of impaired driving, such as:
- Designated Driver Selector: Choose a color for each member of your group & spin the bottle to pick who’s going to stay sober to get you home safely!
- Find A Ride: Uses your mobile device’s GPS-feature to identify any taxi, bus or designated driver services near where you are located. NOTE: Not all services may be available.
- You Got Game: An interactive section of the app with 4 skill assessments that test your mobility, reaction time, memory and accuracy, all of which can be compromised when impaired. Please note that these games are not a definitive assessment of a person’s ability to drive. You can be arrested for drunk driving with a BAC under 0.08 if you show signs of impaired driving regardless of your ability to complete one of the games.
- Reverse It: cognitive skill test featuring spelling words backwards
- Don’t Wipe Out: skill test for stability
- Perfect Pour: skill test for precision and accuracy
- Tower or Topple: skill test for reaction time
Our hope is that people who take the time to download the DRIVE SOBER app will use it constructively in the effort to help us achieve zero preventable deaths on Wisconsin roadways. We urge you to share the DRIVE SOBER app with family and friends so that as many people as possible can join the effort.
Updated games and added support for iPhone X.
Ratings and Reviews
I had difficulty typing the letters of words backwards, due to the small size of the keyboard!
Fun, but completely ridiculous
I totally support the Zero Deaths in Wisconsin campaign and I really like that there's an app for that. However, it's a bit on the ridiculous side with the drunk goggles. The app apparently cannot filter alcohol at all because one drink makes it drunker than I ever have been lol.
Additionally, the BAC calculator will only tell you you're drunk or buzzed. If you select one drink in eleven hours, it will calculate your BAC at 0%, but the annoying voice will still tell you you're buzzed, and driving buzzed is the same thing as driving drunk. Lol
Speaking of that annoying voice, it's there even if your phone is on vibrate/silent. And there doesn't seem to be a way to turn it off.
This app is terrible and is a widely inaccurate representation of the effects of drinking. It is the same mantra taught to children in high school and middle school. The effects of drinking are sensationalized in this app, specifically with the beer goggles function. It's over the top, dramatized propaganda like this that actually makes teens want to drink in order to rebel in the first place. That is not to say that drinking and driving is not stupid and terribly dangerous, in fact I have lost friends due to it. But if we want to prevent this kind of behavior we need to be honest with the youth and teach them the consequences of drinking and driving in a more realistic way.
- Element Creative, LLC
- 51.2 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Frequent/Intense Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © 2014 Wisconsin Department of Transportation
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.