Safety tips for New Year’s Eve. ~ Jennifer Townsend

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on Dec 30, 2012
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An iPod and a Frothy Pint

Are you hosting or attending a New Year’s Eve party? Be prepared with phone numbers of taxi companies or free ride services.

The cost of a cab is not cheap, but it sure beats the alternative.

A DUI costs offenders an estimated $6,600, according to the California Department of Alcohol and Drugs Programs, and an alcohol-related motor vehicle crash kills someone every 30 minutes. If you are drinking, do not drive this holiday season. Call a cab on New Year’s Eve. ~

In the counties of Hartford/Middlesex/Windham/Tolland/New London in Connecticut, AAA is partnering with AmRide to provide free rides home.

If you live in Washington D.C., Maryland or Virginia, you can call SoberRide taxi service for a free ride home.

Burlington Vermont, Springfield Massachussets, Utica/Saratoga/Amsterdam or the Capital District in New York? Call these guys.

Denver, Colorado? Here’s an attorney who will reimburse you up to $35.

Tacoma County, Washington? Here you go.

The rest of us should follow these guidelines set by

And try not to drink too much. I’d hate for you to live forever in infamy for making a fool out of yourself  like this fella:

Dresser 1—Drunk guy dancing 0


Jennifer Townsend

Jennifer Townsend is Co-Chief of Clan Townsend, noted for its wee heathens and furry beasties. She is fond of saying “verra.” She is verra determined to visit Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland. Finn Brothers’ music is good for her soul and she can be found most days editing articles for or blogging about her obsession with Jamie Fraser on her website or its corresponding Facebook page here.



Ed: Kate B.

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3 Responses to “Safety tips for New Year’s Eve. ~ Jennifer Townsend”

  1. Peaceful Warrior says:

    Chicago Public Transportation is a penny aka free 🙂 for new years

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