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Apps aimed at keeping drunken drivers off the road

Erika Santoro
Friday, 27 Dec 2013 | 8:14 AM ET
'Appy holidays for drivers
Friday, 27 Dec 2013 | 12:00 PM ET
Jesse Draper, CEO of Valley Girl, weighs in on some of the apps that are aimed towards keeping this holiday season safe for drivers.

'Tis the season for festive gatherings—and probably indulging in a second glass of wine.

First, and most emphatically, no one should drink and drive—not during the holiday season, not ever. According to the Centers for Disease Control, alcohol-related car accidents kill about 10,000 people a year, or one death about every 48 minutes.

If you decide to ignore those statistics and try to get behind the wheel of a car, you might consider downloading these apps.

BreathalEyes, Intoxicheck and DrinkTracker are a few that can help show people they've had too much cheer.

Intoxicheck, a self-administered blood alcohol content (BAC) test with challenges, helps users get a clearer idea of their impairment level. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes to complete, however.

DrinkTracker, a personal breathalyzer simulator and BAC calculator, doesn't require much time. Just enter a few details about yourself—including weight, sex and how much you've imbibed—and it will let you know your ability (or inability) to drive.

More of a party trick more than anything else, BreathalEyes videotapes a user's eyeball movement to determine alcohol intake.

Drinktracker app for iPhone.
Source: Drinktracker
Drinktracker app for iPhone.

Partiers should also be aware of Uber and Lyft. The former connects a user to a driver at a tap of a button, while the latter facilitates on-demand, peer-to-peer ride-sharing.

In addition, StearClear can get an on-demand designated driver for those who have had too much to drink but want to get their vehicle home. StearClear charges a $20 flat-rate pickup fee, plus $2 per mile.

Check out more of these apps and how they work on the latest episode of Tech Yeah!

—By CNBC's Erika Santoro