Announces New Technology to Help Understaffed Police Departments with D.U.I. Awareness

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New technology released by offers both better public awareness for D.U.I. and relief for understaffed police departments. This is a vital service, for private citizens and police officers.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police, more than 300 “open” trooper positions exist within the state, and government budget cuts have made it impossible for departments to operate fully staffed. This places an enormous burden on officers throughout the state, in order to protect and serve Pennsylvanians. is an informational service that utilizes Smart Technology to meet its goals in public awareness, which can be summed up as, "to provide better information that leads to better decisions." This is of immediate benefit to police departments, as well as to citizens. The single most important part of this system is the fact that citizens receive 12-HOUR ADVANCED TEXT MESSAGE NOTIFICATIONS* of police sobriety checkpoints in their area.

The “12-HOURS*” allows people to make sound decisions regarding their personal lives and social drinking, reducing the number of D.U.I. arrests that officers must make. Because text alerts arrive 12* hours prior to the set up of the checkpoint, citizens can easily find a designated driver, make other plans for the evening or choose not to drink at all. This product is a "win/win" for both drivers and police.

Police departments benefit from the increased public awareness, which is what these checkpoints are designed to do in the first place. It can also help understaffed police stations increase public D.U.I. awareness and create safer road conditions for residents. As such, this product helps police achieve their goal of awareness. Residents enjoy safer driving conditions and fewer problems if they choose to have an active social life.

Police departments can actually increase public awareness by up to 100 times what is possible through traditional methods. For instance, if a checkpoint stopped 100 vehicles, only those drivers and passengers within the vehicle would be affected.

However, a text notification can alert 10,000 people. This number is also increased because each of those receiving the notification has 12* hours to tell someone else. Therefore, a conservative estimate would be 20,000 residents alerted to the checkpoint prior to its set-up.

Obviously, this system provides powerful benefits for police departments, and can help ensure that residents are safe and able to make the best possible decision for their lives.

For a limited time subscribers can sign up for $1.00 / month ($11.98 annually) to receive the latest alerts in their area. To find out more about Advanced Text Notifications of D.U.I. checkpoints, visit launches September 2, 2010.

*12-Hour Advanced Text Message Notifications* are based on available information.

About is part of a national informational service based in New York City which spans over 38 states. This service makes use of Smart Technology to increase public awareness of D.U.I. laws, and to help ensure the safety of drivers.


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