Come along with Kim Faris and other LITE 945 listeners, on a 13 -day Alaska Cruise and West Coast Train Tour from YMT Vacations. We will leave Dayton for Seattle on August 30, 2013. Call 1-800-888-8204 for more details. This is going to be a magnificent trip!
Montgomery County Prosecutor Teams With AAA To Save Lives ….. One Ride at a Time
ArriveSafe, the brainchild of Montgomery County Prosecutor, Mat Heck, offers free cab rides home to St. Patrick’s Day revelers. Prosecutor Heck wants to remind holiday
revelers “There is simply no excuse to drink and drive this St. Patrick's Day weekend. Call ArriveSafe - remember, the life you save may be your own!"
AAA Public Affairs Manager Cindy Antrican encourages those who plan to celebrate the holiday with alcohol to “plan before they party”.
Three options available to celebrate the holiday responsibly:
- Take advantage of a free cab ride home
by calling ArriveSafe (937) 449-9999 anytime beginning Friday, March 15 at 6 p.m. running through Monday, March 18 at 6 a.m. Rides offered to Montgomery County residents covering fares up to $50.
- Ask a family member or friend to be your designated driver. Dublin Pub, Flanagan's Pub and Boston's Bistro & Pub will provide free AAA Designated Driver wrist bands and offer complimentary non-alcoholic beverages to designated drivers.
- The Crowne Plaza, downtown Dayton, will offer special room rates of $94 to party goers. For reservations contact the hotel at (937) 224-0800 and request the Dublin Pub St. Patrick’s Day rate. Free shuttle service to the Crowne Plaza, compliments of Dublin Pub and Flanagan’s Pub, will be available with departures from both locations. Free parking for Flanagan’s Pub guests is available at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds and vehicles may be left over night.
Don’t be a statistic:
- Nearly half of the 1,008 fatal crashes
reported in 2012 for Ohio were alcohol related.
- The Ohio Traffic Safety Office reported
last year during the 24-hour reporting period for St. Patrick’s Day – 5 out of
6 traffic fatalities in Ohio were OVI-related.
- Drinking and driving is viewed as a
very serious threat by 87 percent of drivers and the related social disapproval
is almost universal. However, data released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic
Safety found that one in ten drivers reported having driven when they thought
that their alcohol level might have been close to or possibly over the legal
Additional support for ArriveSafe provided by Heidelberg Distributing.