Help Desk: New Year's Holiday Safe Ride Programs

5:51 PM, Dec 31, 2012   |    comments
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Count down to the end of 2012 safely this year. A variety of metro Atlanta safe ride services are available for you and your friends as you head out to ring in the New Year.

The 11Alive Help Desk compiled a variety of safe ride programs to help you arrive at your destination safely. Be sure to confirm specific zoning information for each service before you head out.

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11Alive has partnered with TEAM Georgia and the Governor's Office of Highway Safety's "Safe Holiday" campaign to provide New Year's revelers with a free ride home from Checker Cab or Budweiser/AAA "Tow to Go."

Want to hit the town in style? Uber, an on-demand private driver, is available to users by downloading the iPhone or Android "Uber" app. The nearest driver to your pickup location will be dispatched, and you will receive a text with an estimated time of arrival. Once the vehicle has arrived, users will receive another text.

SafeRide America is a non-profit organization that staffs drivers to provide a variety of services for users. SafeRide Services, SafeChauffer Services, and SafeParty Service, are all available for your safe driving needs. SafeRide works in teams of two to drive you and your party in the comfort of your own vehicle. Due to the busy New Years holiday weekend, SafeRide has advised the Help Desk that wait times could near 1 1/2 - 2 hours. SafeRide will be accepting reservations on the days leading up to New Years Eve, but rides on December 31 are first come, first serve.

Designated Driver Alternative (DDA) also offers safe ride services within the comfort of your own vehicle. Rides can be requested online or through a text message. DDA advises users to request a ride 30 - 60 minutes in advance of your desired pick-up time.

For a comprehensive list of safe ride programs, be sure to visit the New Years Safe Ride resource page.

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