As 2016 comes to a close this Saturday night, Washtenaw County residents will be raising a glass to 2017. But when the New Year’s Eve celebration comes to a close, how will you get a Safe Ride Home?
New Year’s Eve is one of the holidays that many Michigan residents celebrate with drinks. As the ball drops, people in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and all across Southeast Michigan will raise a glass to cheer the new year.
But when alcohol comes together with short days, dark nights, and the chance of winter weather, New Year’s Eve can quickly become a risk for a drunk driving accident.
2016 has already become a deadly year for Michigan drivers. Nationwide, there was a 5% increase in fatal passenger car accidents involving alcohol. Michigan drunk driving fatalities jumped by 55 incidents during the same period. Don’t let a good celebration turn bad by making the choice to drink and drive.
Christensen Law attorneys know how quickly one too many drinks can turn dangerous, or even deadly. We represent the victims of drunk driving accidents every day, fighting against no-fault auto insurers and drunk drivers themselves to get our clients the recovery they need.
In 2015, founder David Christensen launched Safe Ride Home. This initiative gives Southeast Michigan motorists a choice for getting home safely after some of the year’s biggest drinking holidays. If you choose a taxi or Uber over driving drunk, Christensen Law will pay for it.
Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bourchard understands the risk of drunk driving too. He is encouraging anyone who might get behind the wheel to take advantage of Christensen Law’s Safe Ride Home.
“Keep yourselves and others safe this New Year’s Eve by not drinking and driving,” said Sheriff Bouchard. “If you do drink, designate a driver, or find a service like Uber or a cab to take you home. Safe Ride Home is helping to encourage folks to make the right decision related to responsible drinking.”
So far, Safe Ride Home has provided over 300 rides to Southeast Michigan residents. Now the program is coming back on New Year’s Eve December 31, 2016.
You can add you name to that list, just by taking a taxi or Uber from your party to your home. Pay for the ride and get a receipt. Then submit your receipt to Christensen Law for reimbursement. Here are the details:
- Offer is good from 4 p.m. on December 31, 2016 to 4 a.m. on January 1, 2017.
- You must be at least 21 years old.
- Maximum reimbursement is $35, good for a one-way ride to your home.
- Receipts must be received by Christensen Law by midnight, January 6, 2017 to be eligible for reimbursement.
- Ride must be within Wayne, Macomb, Oakland and Washtenaw counties.
- Provider of ride must be a licensed taxi company or Uber.
- Email a copy of the official taxi company or Uber receipt along with a copy of your valid driver’s license to firstname.lastname@example.org OR send those materials via U.S. Mail to Christensen Law Safe Ride Home, 25925 Telegraph Rd., Suite 200, Southfield, MI 48033.
Call Christensen Law at 248-213-4900 for more details.