New Year's Eve Safe Ride Programs

By: Bonney Bowman Email
By: Bonney Bowman Email

It's the choice that can mean the difference between life and death and unfortunately, every New Year's Eve some people choose to drive drunk.

A champagne toast is a new year's tradition for many and so long as you have a safe ride home, it's a fun way to celebrate a new year.

There are several safe options, including two free ones, for residents to get home.

The Lincoln cab companies will have drivers on duty all night, so taking a taxi home is a good option.

Here's how you can reach them:
Servant/Yellow cab: 477-4111
Capital cab: 477-6074
Happy cab: 421-2221

UNL students can take advantage of the university's free Safe Ride program.
It runs from 9 pm until 4 am.
The number is: 475-RIDE.

Anyone can use the Friedman Law Office service, which provides free rides home.
It runs from 9 pm until 1 am.
The number is: 474-SAFE.

LPD officers have been conducting special enforcement all month long, cracking down on drunk drivers.

That means extra officers will be on the streets.

Their only job - spotting and arresting drunk drivers.

Chief Peshong says New Year's Eve isn't typically their highest night for DUI arrests, but he says it is still busy.

If you haven't designated a driver and you plan to drink, make sure you save one of those numbers in your phone and get home safely.


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