Arrive Safe will be offering free cab rides for Montgomery County residents this St. Patrick’s Day Weekend. These free cab rides will begin at 5pm on Friday, March 15th and run through 6am on Monday, March 18th.
Prosecuting Attorney Matt Heck, Jr says, “This St. Patrick’s Day weekend, it’s simple to make a responsible choice-have a designated, sober driver or call Arrive Safe at 449-9999 and request a free ride home. We will pay the cab fare up to $50. Remember, the life you save may be your own.”
Since Heck started Arrive Safe in December of 2007 there have been over 7200 free cab rides given to Montgomery County Residents.
Nationally, during St. Patrick’s Day, nearly 69% of fatal traffic crashes involve impaired drivers, and of those, 75% involved a driver whose blood-alcohol content was two times or more over the legal limit. Shockingly, over one-third of pedestrians who were killed in traffic crashes had a blood- alcohol content of .08% or more.