When out with friends, it can be easy to let your actions get away from you, and if you have been drinking, your judgement is not going to be the most reliable. That is why it is important to be aware of your intoxication level before getting behind the wheel of a car. For your safety and the safety of those around you, there are some methods to avoid trying to drive while intoxicated. Some new methods include the use of cellphone applications. We are going to share with you today how those applications work, if they are reliable, and how you can avoid getting in trouble for drunk driving. If you or a loved one has been arrested for driving under the influence in the DFW area, DDD Bail Bonds is able to provide fast, affordable services to secure your release.

How Do These Apps Work?

These applications that help you gauge your blood alcohol levels work pretty simply. They perform simple calculations using your height, weight, the number of drinks consumed, the types of drinks consumed, and how long you have spent drinking to come up with an estimation of your blood alcohol level. Two of these apps are called “R U Buzzed” and “Last Call”.

Should We Rely on These Apps?

The short answer: no. “Estimation” is the key word used above. Although they are able to produce numbers, they do not understand the exact chemistry of your body and how each individual handles alcohol differently. Plus, if you are intoxicated, it is hard to know how accurate you are being with the information you input into these apps.

What Are Safe Alternatives to Get Home?

Instead of using one of these apps to see how drunk you are, use your phone to call a cab, an Uber or a Lyft. If you find yourself second guessing your sobriety, it is best to not risk getting behind a wheel. For your own safety and the safety of others on the road around you, do not get behind a wheel if you have been drinking. Apps that assist in finding a ride are always more reliable than an estimated number.

DDD Bail Bonds: Setting DFW Drivers on a Good Path

We hold a ton of power in our cellphones. Instead of relying on your clouded judgement or an app to keep you from drunk driving, simply use that cellphone to call a ride share service or a friend to pick you up. Safety should always take priority over driving your own car. If you or a loved one has been arrested in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex for driving under the influence, DDD Bail Bonds can help to get you released. We know that mistakes happen, and our experienced, professional team will not judge you for the circumstance of your arrest. Call us at (972) 848-9663 or visit our website to get help at any time of day. Let the DDD family help your family get on the road to recovery.