Montgomery County Prosecuting Attorney Mat Heck, Jr. is pleased to announce that with continued support from Heidelberg Distributing Company and AAA Miami Valley, the ArriveSafe program will be providing free cab rides home for Montgomery County residents over the upcoming Christmas and New Years holiday weekends.
Since Prosecutor Heck began the ArriveSafe Program in December 2007, over 6,100 free cabs rides have been provided to Montgomery County residents.
This year in Montgomery County, there have been just nine alcohol-related fatal traffic crashes, a significant reduction from 2016, when there were 20.
Prosecutor Heck added, “Nine alcohol-related traffic fatalities is still too many, especially since each and every one of those fatalities were completely avoidable – if only the driver has made the smart decision and chose to get home safely, by having a designated driver, using a taxi, or a ride-sharing service such as Uber or Lyft.”
ArriveSafe will be offering free cab rides home for Montgomery County residents from 6:00 p.m. Friday, December 26, 2017 through 6:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 26, 2017, and from 6:00 p.m. Friday, December 29, 2017 through 6:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
Prosecutor Heck added, “You decide – do you want to go home safely in the back of a cab for free, or go to jail, handcuffed in the back of a police cruiser, which may cost you thousands of dollars? A simple decision.”