Ring in 2016 safely, don't drink and drive

MIDLAND-ODESSA, TX (KWES) - When asked if Midland Shuttle Services can drive people home who can't drive themselves on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day, General Manager, Francisco Mateus' response is, "If they need the service we can provide it."

That's the answer many car driving services have when asked if they will have drivers for those too intoxicated to drive a vehicle.

Midland shuttle service is one local company that is prepared for more calls than usual and they do not have a distance limit on where you can go. You can reach them at 432-260-5428.

The AAA provides a 10 mile free ride for anyone who is not able to drive themselves home. If the distance you need to travel is more than ten miles, you will need to make payment arrangements prior. Call 1-800-AAA-HELP for more information.

Uber does not provide any free rides but if you are a first time Uber user you can enter the code FREENEWYEARS for up to $15 off your ride.

Mateus says, "The last thing you want is to get in an accident or to get in trouble during the holidays. The holidays are supposed to be family and friends and have a good time. Do it safely, like I said we're going to have more drivers than usual."

Whatever your plans may be for tonight it is important to keep in mind your safety and the safety of others.

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