Free cab rides for adults during holidays

Free cab rides for adults during holidays
MGN Online
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 8:19am

As adults head out to celebrate this holiday season, they can “do the ride thing” by taking advantage of a free program that can help keep El Paso streets safe. L&F Distributors, Sun City Cab, and El Paso Sheriff’s Office are sponsoring Alert Cab, a community-based initiative that helps prevent drunk driving by providing safe cab rides home to adults who may have had too much to drink.

Area bartenders and servers at participating bars and restaurants have a confidential phone number they may use to request a free cab ride for adults who want to get home safely at the end of the evening. By offering complimentary ride homes, Alert Cab keeps potential drunk drivers off the road.

“We want all adults who choose to drink, regardless of the occasion, to act responsibly,” said Lisa Peisen, L&F Distributors. “That means if you include alcohol in your celebrations, please plan ahead and arrange to use alternate transportation, such as Alert Cab, or a designated driver to get home safely.”

“Drunk driving is 100 percent preventable, and we are pleased to participate in this community service and do our part to help keep our roads safe,” said Ivan Garza, Sun City Cabs.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drunk-driving fatalities have declined 44 percent since 1982. Here in Texas drunk-driving fatalities have declined 49 percent since 1982

For more information about Alert Cab, visit

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