DWI Checkpoint Apps, Are They Good Or Bad

That’s a difficult question to even address. Is there a right answer…a wrong answer? There’s no mincing words here, it is never OK to get behind the wheel after you’ve had a few drinks. I’ll go as far as to say that even if you have one drink, you shouldn’t be driving. There is no way of getting around the thousands of DWI related arrests, accidents, injuries and deaths on our highways. That was until the smart phone allowed the introduction of the DWI Checkpoint App. This app allows users to search for and avoid DWI/DUI checkpoints.

Now, the police never keep these checkpoints a secret. In fact, they want you to know about them for a myriad of reasons: one as a deterrent and two so we know they are out there trying to stop the drinking and driving epidemic. I use the word epidemic, because it certainly seems that there is no cure for this rampant problem. All it takes is one mistake to ruin your life and crush your dreams, just ask Dallas Cowboy, Josh Brent.

So are these apps a good thing, or a bad thing? The jury is still out.

Here’s the deal, if you don’t drink and drive, you’ll have nothing to worry about. Why not save that $1.99 you’ll spend on that App, and put it towards something more useful…like taking a taxi.

Your Atlanta GM dealer, The Southtowne General Motors Superstore wants to know what you think about using technology to potentially avoid a DWI check point. Do you think that they will actually curb drinking and driving, or will they help those who choose to be careless avoid being caught?

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