New Year’s Eve is a night for celebrating the end of one year and the beginning of another, but celebrations also mean that New Year’s Eve is one of the most dangerous driving nights of the year. If you plan to toast the New Year, a designated driver program can help ensure that you and your car get home safely, on New Year’s Eve and any time you’ve had a little too much to drink.
Here is thier list of safe ride and designated driver programs in Philadelphia and other Pennsylvania cities.
Designated Driver Services
Designated Driver Services (DDS) in Bucks, Mongomery, and Philadelphia Counties offers busses, limousines and luxury van ride rentals for groups. DDS also sponsors bus trips to party and nightlife venues in the Philadelphia area. Local businesses offer discounts to DDS/Nitelife-N-PA card holders.
SafeRides.org offers round trip drop off service in luxury vehicles in Philadelphia as well as low rental rates on party buses, vans, mini busses and other vehicles that can accommodate groups. Price is based on distance and includes a 20 percent tip for the driver.
ToxiKab (Montgomery County)
ToxiKab provides designated designated driver service along the Rt. 422 Corridor between Pottstown and King of Prussia. The non-profit service offers low rates and reservations are not needed.
2 Drunk Drivers (Philadelphia Area)
A designated driver will drive you and your vehicle home. Services are available on-demand and by reservation. Rate includes a $30 pick-up fee and an additional $2.50 per mile. Hourly service is also available.
The Pear Transportation Company
The Pear Transportation Company provides a volunteer designated driver to drive you and your car to your destination in the Pittsburgh area. Rates are a fixed $25.00 fee + $2.75 per mile.
Transporters (Allentown, Bethlehem)
A designated driver will drive you and your vehicle home between the hours of 5 p.m. and 3 a.m. Call for rates.
StearClear services are available 24/7. Request a driver to drive you and your vehicle home with the STEARCLEAR USA app or by calling the phone number listed below. Monthly membership is available. Members pay $2.6 per mile for rides.
Scranton-Wilkes Barre Area
BarHoppers (Available in Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Montour, Northumberland, Pike, Schuylkill, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wayne and Wyoming Counties)
BarHoppers offers both chauffeur services and designated driver services. Drivers take you to your destination in your own vehicle. Call for updated rates.