ONEIDA COUNTY ANNOUNCES NEW “HAVE A PLAN” MOBILE APP TO PREVENT IMPAIRED DRIVING

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente today announced the launch of the new, free, “Have a Plan” mobile APP , which encourages people to have a plan to get home safely if they are impaired by alcohol or drugs.

The “Have a Plan” app operates on iPhone, Android, and Windows platforms, and targets the 18 – 34 age range with features such as the ability to preload a list of designated drivers, find a taxi cab via GPS, an alcohol impairment estimator, various motor skills tests to assess impairment level and a “Report DWI” button that connects users to their local 911 service. The app also offers a list of DWI facts and myths, access to STOP –DWI social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, as well as RSS feed to get the latest news on impaired driving.

“The “Have a Plan” app will be important in the effort to prevent impaired driving, said Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente. We want people to enjoy themselves, but we also want them to get home safely. We urge drivers to make advance plans to get a sober ride home from a friend, a taxi or by using public transportation. The new “Have a Plan” app can help guide individuals to make the right choice to get home safely. Don’t put yourselves or others in harm’s way by driving while impaired”, Picente added.

Developed by STOP DWI New York and Staples Marketing under a grant from the New York State Governors Traffic Safety Committee, “Have a Plan” is one of the most comprehensive traffic safety mobile apps in the Country. Users can download the “Have a Plan” app by visiting www.stopdwi.org/mobileapp and selecting the link for the Apple Store, Google Play, or the Windows Phone Store.