Designated Driver Alternatives for the Holidays

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The holidays are fast approaching, and with them come office parties, family celebrations, and New Year’s Eve gatherings – all where alcohol is served. The penalties for driving under the influence in Georgia are steep, and the potential human costs of a DUI accident cannot be tallied.

Why risk a wreck or arrest during what should be the most joyous season of the year? In addition to Uber and Lyft, there are other safe, low-cost alternatives to driving while impaired. Whether you are attending a planned event, or are at a party and are unable to drive home safely, you can contact one of the services listed below to provide a safe, sober ride.

SafeRide America, is a fee-based ride-for-hire service sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). SafeRide has 20+ years of experience in providing on-demand driver services. SafeRide drivers drive you and your car, assuring that both you and your vehicle arrive home safely. Drive-by-the-hour and special event services are also available. SafeRide also offers a handy app that lets you call a taxi or a friend from your phone’s contact list. To learn more about rates and services, contact: 404-888-0887. To download the app, visit:

Dryver is an app-based driver-for-hire service available in the Atlanta metro area. Like SafeRide America, Dryver offers professional drivers who drive both you and your vehicle home safely.  To download the app, visit:

MetroAmerica Safe Drivers (MASD) is a fee-based ride service covering the Marietta area. Rates are $15 for pickup fee for any destination within 5 miles, and an additional $2 per mile thereafter. For general inquiries and services, call 770-507-3332. MASD also offers FREE rides from select bars, clubs, and restaurants in Marietta, Buckhead, and DeKalb. For a list of participating businesses, visit:

MyDD is an Atlanta-based designated driver service that offers paid rides from 8pm to 4am. My DD sends 2 drivers to your location, one to drive you, the other to drive your car safely home. Rates are $10 for pickup and $2 per mile.  Contact: (678) 861-6933 (678-861-MYDD).

Don’t risk a DUI traffic stop, arrest, criminal record, or worse. Contact a safe driver who can get you and those you love home safely. We wish you and yours a joyful and safe holiday season!

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