Colorado DOT Announces New Spanish Tool to Combat Impaired Driving


In an ongoing effort to reduce the number of alcohol-related  fatalities on the state’s roads, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) launched a new Spanish app for smart phones, called "R-U-Buzzed.”

The free application is available for both Android and iPhone.

The R-U-Buzzed app allows users to track their blood alcohol content (BAC) level based on information  they enter — weight, gender and the number and type of drinks consumed  in a given time. The app compares the user's estimated BAC with Colorado's DUI and DWAI laws, and includes a "Back to Zero" estimate, which approximates when the user will be completely sober after he/she stops drinking. The app's intuitive, single-screen interface also provides general information about alcohol impairment and Colorado law, all in Spanish.

"This app is designed to help users, regardless of language preference, understand that even a couple of drinks can impair your ability to drive," said Darrell Lingk, Director, Office of Transportation Safety & Risk Management at CDOT. "The app also reminds drivers that they can be arrested if their ability to drive is affected to the slightest degree by alcohol," added Lingk.

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