GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – An ECU student develops a ride-sharing app, in hopes of reducing drinking and driving on college campuses.
ECU Junior Stephen Daspit developed Dryver.
“Dryver is a student to student ridesharing app,” says Daspit. “So that means there’s student drivers, and only student riders.”
He knows ECU students who have received DUI’s, which led him to come up with the idea.
For only $2 per rider, reliable, sober drivers will take passengers around Greenville.
Many ECU students think the app will be popular.
“It’s kinda like uber, and I definitely think it’s a safe alternative if you need a ride home,” said ECU Sophomore Christopher McGoldrick.
Trooper Doug Coley of Highway Patrol says he supports anything that prevents students from drinking and driving.
“Between 16 and 29, there’s about 45 percent of those DWI arrests, so anything we can get to improve those numbers, we’re all for.”
The free app is available for download, and service officially launches November 2nd.