Your iPhone Could Keep You Out of My Alcohol Awareness Class

by: Mike Miller

I am constantly amazed by the applications people come up with. It is estimated that there are more than 10,000 people creating apps in the United States right this very minute. This is the fourth in a series of blogs looking at apps that help prevent drivers from getting behind the wheel after they have had too much to drink.

In the previous two entries we looked at BreathalEyes and DrinkTracker. As reported in


Intoxicheck is like a person field sobriety test. It is an app that helps individuals determine how impaired they are in terms of their reaction time, memory, dexterity, and sense of judgment. The app is made up of six self-administered challenges that help drivers to estimate their level of intoxication.

To use Intoxicheck the user first must create a baseline for the app by performing all of the tests while perfectly sober. After having consumed alcohol, the individual must then perform the same challenges. The app compares the before and after results, assessing how impaired the user is.

With Intoxicheck, it is not necessary to count the number of drinks one consumes and to guess the alcohol content of each drink.

With so many DUI / DWI prevention apps out there, it’s important to note that they are by no means perfect. Many of these apps come with a legal disclaimer that makes it clear to users that these apps are primarily intended for entertainment purposes.

These apps to intend to provide their users with useful tools that help ensure safe driving. The decision to use the information at hand, and not an alcohol-affected mind make the decision for you. When in doubt, always choose the safe way home and do not get behind the wheel.