Dec 22, 2009 5:05 PM by Greg Boyce
A local law firm will sponsor free cab rides for those who need a ride home after celebrating New Year's Eve. The offer applies not only to those who've had too much to drink, but to those who don't have a safe ride home.
"We want to give everyone a chance to get home safely," said attorney Mike McDivitt. "A simple phone call is all it takes."
To request a free ride home in Colorado Springs, call Yellow Cab Company of Colorado Springs at (719) 777-7777 and tell them the ride is on McDivitt Law Firm. The program will be available in Colorado Springs from 10 p.m. on Thursday, December 31, 2009, through 4 a.m. on Friday, January 1, 2010.
• Cab rides are provided to adults who otherwise might attempt to drive home after drinking. People MUST call Yellow Cab of Colorado Springs and mention the program to get a free ride home.
• Cab rides are only provided from a bar or restaurant to an individual's residence-not to other drinking locations.
• Due to the high number of ride requests on New Year's Eve, rides cannot be guaranteed for everyone who calls; however, every attempt will be made to accommodate those who call. Cab drivers have the right to use their discretion when accepting fares.
McDivitt Law Firm has provided more than 2,600 safe rides home since its first Safe and Sober program on New Year's Eve 2007.