To encourage revelers to be responsible and avoid driving while intoxicated during the holiday season, the world’s largest designated driver service, BeMyDD (Be My Designated Driver) has announced a campaign featuring a sweepstakes and many free gifts. BeMyDD is partnering in this holiday campaign with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey and Total Wine & More.
Those participating in the sweepstakes at BeMyDD.com/TotalWine will receive $20 off their first ride, and a chance to win a free designated driver for a year, or one of many gift cards for free rides. The companies encourage all entrants to sign a pledge to not drive buzzed. The sweepstakes runs from November 30 to January 1, and will award a free designated driver for three hours to each of 15 people who enter the sweepstakes. One grand prize winner will win a designated driver for a year, which amounts to up to 24 rides.
Holiday Traffic Accidents
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2013 1,180 people were killed in traffic accidents throughout the United States, with a third of those crashes alcohol-related. BeMyDD wrote that the winter holiday season, with its social event and travel, is one of the deadliest times of the year to be on the road.
The company uses professional, fully screened drivers who drive customers in the customers’ own vehicles to wherever they want to go. The cost ranges from $14 to $19.50 per hour, depending on the location. The company also offers car pickup service as well as a Peace of Mind Plan that provides a team of drivers for events. Arthur Simanovsky, BeMyDD CEO and president said:
We created BeMyDD to give people a better substitute to driving buzzed, forcing a friend to act as a designated driver or leaving your car behind to take an expensive taxi.
Service Available in Denver
The company operates in 76 markets in 31 states, including Denver, Colorado. In the Denver zip code 80206, for example, the company’s personal driver service is the most popular. You can reserve a BeMyDD driver in advance by going to the company website, downloading the company’s app, or by calling 1-877-U-BeMyDD (823-6933).
BeMyDD will be bringing its 24-City Designated Driver Tour to Denver on February 6, bringing free designated drivers to a new city every other Saturday, providing car pickup services within 50 miles of the city center. From 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. on the specified date in each location, customers who have driven somewhere and do not want to drive home can request a car pickup at no charge by using the BeMyDD smartphone app. A team of drivers will arrive at the customer’s location, one to drive the customer and their car home safely, and the other to retrieve the driver afterwards. More information can be found at www.BeMyDD.com/DDTour.