How a New Feature Could Help Uber Drivers Spot Drunk Passengers

Here are 6 ways to help you get home safely in Dayton

It’s one of the biggest party weekends of the year.

But first, let us be a little preachy. Before you head out this weekend, make sure you have a solid plan to get home safely. 

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We recommend planning in advance. Arrangements with a designated driver should be decided upon ahead of time, and it's always good to know what cab service you plan to use and to call ahead to confirm they can service your location and expected wait times on a busy night, and especially on a crazy busy weekend like this one.

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 14: An Uber car waits for a client in Manhattan. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

1.) The Uber app can figure out where you are and will hook you up with the nearest Uber driver in Dayton. Just plug in where you want to go and the Uber app will then give you an estimate of the fare for the ride. Just be careful: Uber is known to experience price surges during high-demand periods. A two-mile ride that would normally cost $4-10 dollars in a normal cab can easily spike to several times that much. 

2.) Cab Guys are a locally-owned transportation service, serving the southern Dayton suburbs. You can give them a call at 937-505-0222. Their general fee for the first three miles is $10; after that they charge an additional $2 a mile up to 30 miles (and $3 a mile after 30 miles). More info: WebsiteFacebook

3.) Anton’s Transportation serves 13 counties in the Miami Valley, just in case you wander outside of Dayton. You can give them a call at 937-252-4756. Anton’s charges a general fee of $9 for the first three miles and an additional $2 per mile after. More info: 973-252-4756 | Website

4.) Walt’s Taxi Cab Service is another local cab service in Dayton open 24 hours. Call them at 937-825-3861. Call for rates and availability. 

5.) Lyft app. Like Uber, Lyft is an app service that matches you with a friendly local driver at the tap of a button. Download the app to get an estimate. 

6.)  Get an old-school designated driver. If calling a taxi or using Uber just isn’t your thing, plan to assign yourself a sober, designated driver. These are the best kinds of drivers because they are reliable (we hope) and usually right there when you’re ready to go. Please drink responsibly. Don’t put yourself or other people on the road at risk. So drink and be merry — but above all, be safe.