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Free, sober rides on NYE in Buffalo

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Posted at 3:30 PM, Dec 30, 2014
and last updated 2015-12-25 15:30:10-05

A local attorney and Designated Drivers of Buffalo are teaming up again this New Year’s Eve to provide sober rides home to those who are out drinking.

Attorney William Matter is holding his seventh annual Safe & Sober Free Ride Home Program. Between 12 a.m. until 4 a.m. on January 1, Designated Drivers of Buffalo will provide free rides to those out celebrating the new year.

Designated Drivers of Buffalo will send two uniformed drivers to your location. One will pick you up and the other will pick up your car and both will drive you home – not to another drinking location. William Matter is picking up the tab for this service.

“We hope that people in the community will start the new year off right and make the smart decision by taking advantage of this great opportunity to keep the roads safe in Buffalo this holiday season,” Matter said in a statement.

One caveat – rides must originate in the City of Buffalo and have a maximum drop-off distance of 20 miles.

If you need a ride on New Year’s Eve, call Designated Drivers of Buffalo at 716-202-2222.

Due to high call volumes, it is not guaranteed that every caller will be able to get a ride.