WYCKOFF, NJ--(Marketwire - Jan 29, 2013) - STEARCLEAR, the smartphone app designated driver service, will be on high availability come Super Bowl Sunday across multiple counties in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Super Bowl Sunday is one of the worst days of the year for DUI and DUI related crashes and fatalities, and to help keep its customers safe and impaired drivers off the road, STEARCLEAR franchisees will be adding drive teams and expanding on-call hours to meet demand. For Super Bowl Sunday STEARCLEAR's service will be available to customers in the following areas:
- Bergen County, NJ
- Mercer County, NJ
- Morris County, NJ
- Hunterton County, NJ
- Somerset County, NJ
- New York City - Manhattan
- Rockland County, NY
- Berks County, PA
In recent years Super Bowl Sunday has rivaled other big holidays for drunk driving in the U.S. such as St. Patrick's Day, the Fourth of July and Halloween. In 2010, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), forty percent (40%) of the fatal crashes on Super Bowl Sunday were related to drunk driving. In that year, alcohol contributed to a fatal accident every 52 seconds.
STEARCLEAR is available on the iPhone and Android platforms and is the first app of its kind that connects customers directly with drive teams that pick them up and get them and their car home safely. STEARCLEAR began operating in NJ earlier last year. The company has more than 3000 customers and has completed more than 400 rides in the last few months.
"Unfortunately, many people opt to drive their car home rather than risk leaving it overnight somewhere after having a drink or two," said Craig Sher, CEO and Co-Founder of STEARCLEAR. "We saw that it was a big problem and created STEARCLEAR in order to provide a safe, efficient and reliable alternative to driving yourself home after you have had a drink."
Taking advantage of the service is easy. Just download the STEARCLEAR app for the iPhone or Android, fill out a few details, add a credit card for billing and you are ready to go. Open STEARCLEAR up and it will identify your location so you can call for and confirm a drive team. The team arrives and drives you and your car home. At the end of the ride STEARCLEAR calculates the pickup and mileage fee and allows you to leave a tip and complete the transaction with the drive team.
STEARCLEAR is a technology company dedicated to providing "last mile" services to consumers and businesses using smartphone applications and sophisticated GPS technology. Its flagship designated driver service provides customers with one-touch access to local driver teams that pick them up and get them and their car home safely and responsibly. The company is currently featured on SeedInvest.com, an equity based crowdfunding platform. STEARCLEAR franchise opportunities are available across North America, EMEA, Australia and South Africa. More information can be found at www.stearclear.com.