Designated Drivers of Buffalo = Safe New Year’s Eve

On New Year’s Eve, the last thing that you want to be doing is driving after having a couple of drinks. It’s just one of those nights when everyone throws on a party hat, but unfortunately many people decide to get behind the wheel after tipping back a couple of cocktails. Even if you think that you’re fine, there’s no reason to chance it. Choose a designated driver if you can. If you can’t find someone who is completely sober and willing to taxi you and your friends around town, then there’s another option…
We are lucky to have Designated Drivers of Buffalo (DDB) to help us when we’re in a pinch.  DDB has partnered up with the Law Offices of William Mattar to offer a free service on New Year’s, which means that there is NO excuse to get behind the wheel after toasts are over. ”This service has certainly removed drunken drivers off our streets, potentially reducing DWI arrests, and more importantly, saving lives” said Michael Mule, CEO of Designated Drivers of Buffalo. Here are the details:
The free service will be available to anyone calling from downtown Buffalo on New Years Eve, December 31st from 12:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m.  Free service from downtown is available to anyone on a first call, first service basis.  It is recommended that people that need a ride call at least one hour in advance. Service will be available outside of downtown Buffalo at discounted service rates. When a customer calls Designated Drivers of Buffalo, two professional drivers are dispatched to the customer’s location.  One drives the customer home in his/her own vehicle, and the other follows behind.  This allows customers to get themselves and their vehicles home without risking the adverse consequences of driving under the influence.
 
To ensure customer safety, all employees of Designated Drivers of Buffalo are required to pass a complete background check, driving record check, and pass a safe driving course prior to giving their first ride.  Drivers are uniformed with ID tags when they arrive to pick up customers.

About the author  ⁄ queenseyes

Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Catalyst behind the Pierce-Arrow Film Arts Center. Throws The Witches Ball at The Hotel @ The Lafayette. Themed New Years mayhem at various locations. Next up: Porchfest... Also offers package tours of the city for groups or individuals. Contact Newell Nussbaumer | Newell@BuffaloRising.com

6 comments
buffloonitick
buffloonitick

that cop looks like he's checking out more than just her sobriety...

buffloonitick
buffloonitick

sorry to hear of your loss. condolences to you and your family.

BrianWhite
BrianWhite

Interesting use of a stock photo there, BRO. Probably because no one has ever seen a City of Buffalo cop issuing a field sobriety test.

Hats off to the designated drivers though.

brownteeth
brownteeth

As annoying as William Mattar's ads are this is a really good service he is sponsoring, even if he is doing it for good PR. Luckily I live close enough to anywhere I plan to go New Years Eve so I will be walking.

The only thing about this service is that it appears to be free only in the city. I think that kind of defeats the purpose. I'd be worried about those that party downtown and then need to get home in the 'burbs.

grad94
grad94

big pat on the back to all designated drivers out there! your buddies owe you bigtime.

another option, for those who are likely to drink to excess, is to go somewhere that is in walking or biking distance from home. mixed use, walkable neighborhoods offer a huge safety advantage over car-centric places in this regard. spoken as someone who lost a family member to a drunk driver on a highway.

Lego1981
Lego1981

Now just picture it. Our Metro Bus and Rail system ran 24/7 and people did'nt have to worry about driving anywhere in this city? ADD that to my wish list for 2012.

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