Tech startup to Help Bars Prevent Underage Drinking During Summer’s '100 Deadliest Days'
Source: NY Daily News
Cheers to this: A local tech startup will be giving its potentially life-saving app away for free to bars this summer.
Bar & Club Stats, whose app verifies IDs, has launched a promo that piggybacks on New York State's proposed "Hard Card" legislation, Bar & Club Stats CEO Ben Silbert told the Daily News.
The law, if passed, could provide a boost to the fledgling tech company.
Among other things, bars and other establishments caught selling liquor to minors would have to purchase an ID scanner or be hit by a $2,000 fine.
The weeks between Memorial Day and Labor Day are known as the "100 Deadliest Days" for teen drivers.
"To help people out this summer and to prevent underage drinking and the negative affect that goes along with it, we are making ID scanning free until Labor Day," Silbert, 34, told the Daily News.
Bar & Club Stats' app allows bars and others to verify IDs with a iPhone, iPad or iPod.
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