As adults head out to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s, they can “do the ride thing” by taking advantage of a free program that can help keep Johnson City’s streets safe. Holston Distributing Company along with W.W. Taxi Company of Johnson 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, which will be running from 6:00pm December 23rd 2016 through 12 (Noon) January 1st 2016.
Area bartenders and servers at participating bars and restaurants have a confidential phone number they may use to request a discounted cab ride for adults who want to get home safely at the end of the evening. By offering these discounted rides home, 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 Chris Ivanich, Corporate Social Responsibility Representative, “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.”
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drunk-driving fatalities have declined 44 percent since 1982. Here in Tennessee, drunk-driving fatalities have declined 55 percent since 1982.
Visit www.anheuser-busch.com to learn more about Anheuser Busch’s Social Responsibility programs.