We’ve all faced this issue at one point or another. You say “I want to go out and have a few drinks tonight.” Your friends all agree, but who is going to be the unlucky one sipping H2O on the rocks all night?
My friends and I have found innovative ways in deciding that; such as a coin toss tournament, playing a video game or even drawing straws. It is a fair way to go about it, but usually the person who loses isn’t necessarily a happy camper…there are few things more frustrating than being in a room full of drunk people while you’re sober (at least in my opinion). It has to be done though; our safety is the most important thing. We always admire the designated driver for being a team player.
Guess what though? Once again, Metro Detroit businesses have our backs. We have designated driver services in the area! The best part about many of them; is that they drive your car back to your place! No worries about how you’re getting home safe, and no annoying hassle of going back to get your car in the morning. Whoever came up with this idea is a pure genius.
Detroit Designated Driver in Redford charges $40 for the first 5 miles and $2 for every mile after that. A two person team dispatches to your location; a “driver” who obviously drives you home and a “chaser” who follows behind and takes the “driver” back. Payment is rendered once you reach your destination. You can call Detroit Designated Driver at 313.409.8020. This service is open Monday through Saturday nights.
4 My Ride, located in Roseville, services the following counties: Macomb, Wayne, Oakland, Livingston, Washtenaw and St. Clair. In addition to picking you up from almost anywhere in the Tri-County Area, 4 My Ride also offers services for wedding receptions, company parties and other social events. Call 586.698.2301 if you find yourself in any of the aforementioned counties and are in need of a ride!
Safe Way Home LLC services all of Metro Detroit with the slogan “The Safe Way to your Driveway.” I see what they did there, clever! Hours of operation are from 5 p.m. until 3 a.m. seven days a week with a scheduled pickup time. If you do not have a scheduled pickup time, “on demand” drive services are available from 5 p.m. until 12 a.m. Safe Way Home even services Windsor! So, the next time you cross the border keep that in mind. Phone number: 586.363.7144
Home Safe Detroit in Northville is one of the newer DD services in Metro Detroit, founded in March 2013. Home Safe offers great rates! It is only $25 for the first five miles, with additional charges for gas if you are out of the immediate Novi/Farmington area. Much like the other services, obviously the farther you go the more it costs (10 miles $40, 15 miles $50 and so on). Phone number: 248.880.9740
A driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) charge is serious business. I don’t think your career, your wallet or your dignity will be too happy with you. So, do the right thing and call one of these services. You’ll have the comfort of knowing that you, your friends and your car are all safe!