WTVM 12/07/13 Editorial: The Safetycab alternative to driving drunk

WTVM 12/07/13: The Safetycab alternative to driving drunk

(WTVM) - 'Tis the season for celebrating, but with celebration comes responsibility.

It's easy to get caught up in all the excitement of the holidays, but once you drink, you must not get behind the wheel.

Last year in Georgia alone, there were more than 11,000 alcohol-related crashes between November 20 and New Year's Eve, and 53 people died.

Stop and imagine a holiday without your loved one. If you drink and drive, you could die, or you could kill or maim someone else. There is another road you can take.

For the 31st year, St. Francis hospital is coordinating Safetycab rides during the holiday season. The purpose of the program is to encourage holiday party-goers to designate a driver who will refrain from drinking alcohol. In the event a designated driver is not available, a cab is just a phone call away.

Safetycab will provide free transportation home for passengers in Columbus, Phenix City and Fort Benning. They did so for 300 people last year—300 people who did not die, because they chose to call Safetycab.

WTVM is just one of several local companies partnering with, and supporting, the Safetycab program.

You can call Safetycab at 706-660-6069 for rides between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m.

Make the call. Safetycab will make sure you stay alive.

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