When people make the choice to drink and drive, they’re either not thinking about the consequences or they feel their current circumstances justify the decision to get behind the wheel. From not wanting to leave a car in a parking lot overnight to thinking they weren’t ‘that drunk,’ the excuses are virtually endless.
But as far as the excuse that you can’t find a ride home, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has a solution. They’ve sponsored the Ride App and now you can have a fun night out knowing you can get home safely.
Available for iOS and Android, the Ride App is a transportation app you download to your phone or tablet. It works everywhere in Canada, and it can do everything from e-hail a taxi for you to compare different transit options. The Ride gives you more options than any other App in Canada, and has a direct connection to over 6,000 cars and 25,000 taxis in 700 Canadian cities and towns.
The Ride App will compare every transportation option available to you. If there is a tax, public transit, car service, or train near by, you’ll be presented with those choices, and the app will even tell you how much each option will cost and how long the travel time is.
Each driver is fully insured and rated within the app, and if you’ve ever been stung by surge pricing because you called a car service on a holiday, you won’t have to worry about it with the Ride App. Because the app is based on partnering with local taxi fleets, you only pay the metered fare and the fee.
The Ride App is one more way that MADD is helping to keep drunk drivers off the roads. If getting a ride is as easy as opening an app and hailing a cab, a lot more people will choose a safe ride home over drunk driving.
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