Free Rides For The Holidays

Dec 20

Photo by Paul Wilkinson via Flickr

The holidays are quickly approaching, and for many that means celebrating with alcohol. We have all heard the warnings, yet holidays are usually when there is an increase in DUI arrest and alcohol related accidents. Over the Holiday season 185 persons will be killed in a crash involving an impaired driver, according to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis. All throughout the country companies such as AAA, SoberRide, Miller Lite Free Rides, and many others are doing their part to insure that happy celebrations don’t end in tragedy this year. During the holiday season taxi companies will be providing free or reduced taxi services as their way to help keep the streets safer from impaired drivers.

Here is a helpful list of some companies that offer there services nation wide:

AAA

AAA will be providing their complimentary Tipsy Tow service for members as well as non-members between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. on New Year’s Eve throughout the country.

How it works:

1. Call 1-800-AAA-Help and ask for Tipsy Tow.
2. A tow truck will be sent out to your location.
3. Receive a seven mile complimentary car tow and ride.

 

Miller Lite Free Rides

MillerCoors works with transit authorities as well as other partners to offer people free bus, light rail, taxi rides, and free shuttle services during the holidays.

How it works:

1. Call 1-800-TAXICAB and you will be connected to taxi services near you or log on to www.1800taxicab.com.

DrinkingandDriving.org: Will guide you to the National Directory of Designated Driver Services based on your state and county.

Helpful sources by state!

Colorado

MillerCoors is also a supporter of Designated Driver of Colorado Springs (DDCS), a nonprofit driving service whose mission is to prevent drunk driving. DDCS offers drivers a ride home in their own car so they and their car get home safely.

California

L.A Area

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority: The Metro will be providing L.A. County residents free transportation this holiday season.

Northern California

Safe and Sober Free Cab Ride Home: Provides riders free cab rides in the San Fernando, Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, and Sacramento area.

Colorado

MillerCoors is also a supporter of Designated Driver of Colorado Springs (DDCS), a nonprofit driving service whose mission is to prevent drunk driving. DDCS offers drivers a ride home in their own car so they and their car get home safely.

Virginia

SoberRide is offering free taxi rides home from now to New Year’s Eve for riders in Arlington and the surrounding areas.

How it works:

1. You must be 21 or older to call 800-200-Taxi.
2. Receive a complimentary taxi ride worth up to $30.

With all these great services there’s no reason to put your life or the life of others in danger. Remember to drink responsibly by not drinking and driving. End the year with joy and celebrate safely.

Dalia Andrade

A journalism major at California State University of Northridge, Dalia writes with a news angle.

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One comment

  1. AAA Colorado does not offer Tipsy Tows. In fact, most states do not.

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