ArriveSafe offers free New Year’s Eve cab rides for Montgomery County residents

ArriveSafe is offering Montgomery County residents free cab rides during the New Year’s holiday to help discourage impaired driving.

From 6 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Sunday, residents can call 937-449-9999 for a free, sober ride home.

Residents will share their name, cellphone number and pick-up and drop-off locations with the operator, who will then dispatch an Uber driver. The caller doesn’t need to have an Uber account or the app to use the service. Callers will receive texts with information about their ride.

“Law enforcement across the state are increasing patrols in an effort to reduce the dramatic increase in fatal traffic crashes,” said Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. “A combination of distracted drivers, drug and alcohol impaired drivers and excessive speed have caused the state to experience more than 1,300 traffic fatalities this year, which is over 100 more than last year. Don’t become a statistic. Either have a sober designated driver or make a call to ArriveSafe. We will get you home safely.”

The program is the result of a partnership with Heidelberg Distributing/Budweiser and Key-Ads.

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