Montgomery County Prosecuting Attorney Mat Heck, Jr. is once again pleased to announce that with support from Heidelberg Distributing Company and AAA Miami Valley, his ArriveSafe program will be offering free cab rides home for Montgomery County residents this Independence Day weekend.
Since Prosecuting Attorney Mat Heck, Jr. started ArriveSafe in December 2007, ArriveSafe has provided over 4,000 free cabs rides for Montgomery County residents, at no cost to taxpayers. Prosecutor Heck said, “Removing just one impaired driver from the streets may save a life – maybe even your own!”
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has reported that the Fourth of July is one of the single worst days of the year for fatal car crashes. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported last year that between 2007 and 2011, drunk driving over the Fourth of July weekend caused fully 40% of all highway deaths. Sadly, every single one of these crashes and fatalities were avoidable – if only the driver had not made the CHOICE to drive while impaired.
ArriveSafe will be offering free cab rides home for Montgomery County residents from 6pm Thursday, July 3, 2014 through 6 am Sunday, July 6, 2014. Prosecutor Heck said, “Make a responsible choice – have a designated, sober driver or call ArriveSafe at 449-9999 and request a free ride home. We will pay the cab fare up to