Alcohol and Designated Drivers
This holiday season, you may be enjoying alcohol with friends and family. It is critical that you drink responsibly and have a designated driver to make it home safely. There are many ways to arrange a safe drive home simply by using an app on your phone. Here is a list of services verified by Rachel Steinkemp, Soundboard Engineer at 90.1 KPFT Houston. Some services are free and most are available at a small cost.
The Uber app will find you a local driver in seconds. Put in your current location, final destination and pay directly through the app. No cash needed.
Enter your current location and phone number so that Sober Rides will find the nearest cab to take you home. The website will also show the nearest public transit lines including MetroRail and bus services in the city. You can also Tweet or post a Facebook message to notify your friends or family that you need help getting home.
On DDforHire, you can hire a driver in advance. Enter the date and time you will be leaving your event along with the zip code. Then, simply select your driver. He or she will be waiting for you when you are ready to go home.
Just enter your name, number, and current location to catch a ride with a local taxi. You can track your cab and register your card to pay through the app. No cash needed.
Here are helpful numbers to save as contacts in your phone. No app needed and multilingual staff are available 24 hours a day.
United Cab (713)699-0000
Taxis Fiesta (713)225-2666
Rachel Steinkamp, Sound Engineer, KPFT 90.1