An App To Help You Have Happy —and SAFE—Holidays

6a00d8341c4f3653ef0162fddbb601970d-200wiJust in time for the season of celebrating, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration released a new phone app for both Android and iOS called SaferRide.  The goal is to help you get home if you manage to get yourself a little tipsy while celebrating.  I tried it out and it worked pretty good.  I tried “Get Taxi” and it showed me a list of taxis including Uber that I could use to get myself home.  “Call Friend” got me to my contacts list.  And “Where Am I?” got me to a Google map.

Here is what it looks like:



Have a wonderful holiday season with friends and family.  Take time to plan ahead on how you’ll get home after enjoying some holiday spirit-have a designated driver or use a taxi.  We will be working but we prefer not to see you in an embarrassing and expensive holiday arrest situation or worse–to call an ambulance for you after to have a serious crash.

Stay safe.




















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I'm the Chief of Police for the Auburn Hills Police Department.