Safe driving alternatives for your New Year’s Eve plans

Driving under the influence is not only illegal it can be expensive. A DUI will cost thousands of dollars. Fines, towing fees, court fees and a possible breathalyzer instillation are just a few things that add up when you get a DUI. A DUI is costly but nothing compares to the risk of putting innocent lives in danger. If you were involved in an accident while driving under the influence, the injured party may file a claim against you in addition to the criminal charges you may also face. A DUI is never worth it. In Pittsburgh, there are a few alternatives to getting home safely this New Year’s Eve.

Have a designated driver. This can be a friend or family member who will not drink and will drive you home. The importance of having a designated driver is having someone you know and trust that will safely get you home.

Lyft’s pink mustache cars. Lyft currently operates in about 20 cities where their drivers sport large pink mustaches on their vehicles. The program is designed for people who need rides in the Pittsburgh area anytime of the day or week. Lyft operates 24/7. It is a safe and insured option for individuals. To request a ride, or to see their costs, visit their website or download the Lyft app.

Also in the Pittsburgh area is Uber, which is a mobile app that connects riders to drivers in their area who are available. To schedule a pick up and to see their fees, download their app or visit their website.

The mobile taxi booking app, CabbyGo, is another great alternative for individuals seeking a ride home.

The best thing to do before heading out is to plan your way home ahead of time. If you or a loved one were injured by a drunk driver, contact the attorneys at Berger and Green. We hope you have a safe, healthy and happy New Year.