Too much to drink? Call SafetyCab Dec. 1-31

Don't drink and drive. Call SafetyCab at 706-660-6069 and get a free ride home from parties, restaurants and bars between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. December 1-31. The program, coordinated by St. Francis Hospital, is available for Columbus, Phenix City and Fort Benning residents. It's offered during the holiday season in an effort to help reduce the number of DUI-related accidents and fatalities.

The purpose of the program is to encourage holiday party-goers to designate a driver who will refrain from drinking alcohol. In the event a designated driver is not available, SafetyCab will take people home. SafetyCab will NOT take passengers to another holiday party or to another restaurant or bar. Getting passengers home safely is the purpose of the program that enters its 30th year this season.

SafetyCab is co-sponsored this year by B&B Beverage Co., Aflac, CV-FB Chapter of ASUA, Muscogee County Medical Society Alliance and TSYS. Also, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, The Bayonet, CBS Outdoor, WTVM-TV9, WXTX-TV Fox54 , Q1073, Kissin 99.3, Boomer 95.3, 103.7 Lite FM, News 1420, Ritmo con Sabor 107.7, 106.9 Rocks, South 106, Rock 103, Sunny 100, 98.3 The Beat, Magic 101.3, News Radio AM 540 WDAK, Comedy 1460, 1270 AM WSHE and 88.5 the Truth, support the effort. Columbus Emergency Medical Service and police and safety departments in Columbus, Phenix City and Ft. Benning distribute SafetyCab information to bars, liquor stores and restaurants serving alcoholic beverages.