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New alcohol app has people buzzing

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(KMOV)-- MoDOT showing some creativity here... They've created a smartphone application called, "Show Me My Buzz."

I downloaded it and showed it to about a dozen passersby downtown.  Everyone thought it was pretty neat.

You plug in your weight and gender... the amount of time you're drinking... and what you're drinking.  One beer, two beers, a glass of wine... liquor... whatever.

As you increase the number of drinks it tells you if you're buzzed and goes a level further saying "don't even think about it," regarding getting behind a wheel.

MODOT says the idea is to get people thinking about the impact alcohol has on them and realize it affects everyone a little differently... The main point is to get you to always have a sober driver around.

Another cool aspect of the app... a taxi logo... you hit it and a number from an area taxi company pops up.  With a press of a button you call a taxi... No need to go on line to look up a number.

Mark Schnyder is a reporter at KMOV-TV.  He will read your comments to this blog.

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