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Free rides on New Years Eve for drunk drivers

Don't drink and drive on new years eve. Phone numbers to call
Don't drink and drive on new years eve. Phone numbers to call
Chrissy Morin

New Years Eve is the number one time of year for DUI's and there is really no need to suffer through that life changing costly unpleasant event when there are lots of options for getting a ride home. Don't drink and drive this year instead please use one of the free offers from various sources throughout the US on December 31, 2013 through January 1, 2014 if you decide to drink.

Driving drunk can not only kill innocent victims, it can cost you thousands of dollars even if you are only a little bit over the legal limit. You always think you are fine after you've had a few beers. You aren't. Call for free help instead.

The AAA (American Automobile Association) offers free cab rides between the hours of 6 p.m. on Saturday December 31st through 6 a.m. Sunday January 1, 2013. To get a free ride from AAA Tipsy Tow if you drink too much on New Year's Eve just call 1-800-222-4357(1-800-AAA-Help) and ask for Tipsy Tow. This free service could save your life and save you thousands of dollars from the cost of a DUI (Drinking Under the Influence)

Another option is to become familiar with one of the designated driver services available throughout the US where two people arrive to drive you and your car home safely. gives you links to these services in every state here.

The big message is don't drive drunk on New Years Eve. Call a cab, take a bus, figure out your plan now before you are intoxicated and can make wise decisions.

In Colorado additional options for not driving on New Years Eve by using these Designated Driver (DD) services

Denver Colorado

  • BeMyDD - 877-823-6933
  • StearClear - 720-259-2969
  • The Party Poopers - 720-298-5894

El Paso County

  • Designated Driver of Col. Springs - 719-650-3450

Larimer County

  • BeMyDD - 877-823-6933
  • Trunk Drivers - 970-658-0806

Mesa County

  • Designated Driver Service - 970-434-9197

**Note: Colorado and New England are not participating in the AAA Tipsy Tow program this year

On New Years Eve, cab vouchers for $10 are available at select bars and restaurants in Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Greeley and Loveland. In the Denver area, people can call 1-800-TAXICAB, a national taxi dispatch service which helps locate the nearest cab company to you. Also, RTD is providing free transit rides on New Year's Eve in the Denver metro area. The free rides start at 7 p.m. on New Year's Eve and run through 6 a.m. on New Year's Day. from the Colorado AAA representative.

Denver RTD and Light Rail Spend your night thinking of New Year’s resolutions instead of how to get home after the celebrations end. RTD will provide free bus, light rail and Call-n-Ride service on New Year’s Eve, Friday, December 31 from 7:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. on New Year’s Day, Saturday, January 1. Free service also includes Access-a-Ride and SkyRide service to DIA.

Local Denver cab companies are offering deals on New Years Eve as well call 303-777-7777 and 303-333-3333.

"Holiday Free Cab Ride Program" in Denver call a cab for a free ride from a single location to your home in the metro area. This don't drink and drive measure is offered by the Mr. Michael G. Sawaya, the firm's founder, as a way to save lives and reduce injuries this holiday season.

Sawaya's free ride program works like this:

Simply call a cab, get a ride from one location to your home, pay the cab driver and send the bill to The Sawaya Law Firm for reimbursement. Restrictions below

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - Wednesday, January 1, 2014

  • Must be 21 years of age or older to participate
  • Good for a one way ride to your home
  • Metro area ride in Colorado with a maximum value of $35.00

Must send receipt and copy of a valid drivers license to:
Free Holiday Cab Ride Program
The Sawaya Law Firm
1600 Ogden Street
Denver, CO 80218

Call 303-847-0296 for more details.

If you are staying home to avoid the whole problem, you might want to have a Margarita party, check out these great recipes from the Clumsy Gourmet.

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