The Google Marketplace and the Apple App Store now feature an app for estimating your blood alcohol content (BAC). No, this isn’t a joke, and yes, I think it’s a great idea (even though it’s only a rough estimate). The app even allows you to call a local cab company directly from the app.
The mobile application is being launched by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) and will help people calculate their blood-alcohol concentration and find a cab service. The app launches as law enforcement agencies across the state increase DWI enforcement from Aug. 19-Sept. 5.
The name of the free app is “Show Me My Buzz,” and estimates your BAC by calculating the following:
- The number of drinks a person has consumed;
- The amount of time the person has been drinking; and
- The person’s gender.
Remember that the app is based on averages, and influencing factors that can change results include food consumption, medication, health and psychological conditions.
I just hope I don’t hear stories about people trying to get the highest score, although I know I will.