According to TX-DOT, there more than 2,000 alcohol-related crashes on average in December. Last year, there were about two dozen on New Years Eve and News Years day locally. The message again this year: celebrate responsibly. If you're planning to ring in the new year in downtown San Antonio, there are 600 cab rides at your disposal.
The City of San Antonio is co-hosting a "Fatality Free New Years Eve" at this year's Celebrate San Antonio block party. It's all in an effort to make the road safer from drunk drivers. A combined $12,000 was raised so people can take advantage of free or discounted cab rates within Bexar County. These cab rides are for those leaving the block party event only, and run from 10 p.m. December 31st to 2 a.m January 1st. The yellow cabs can be found on Convention Way near the corner of Alamo and Market.
Those traveling short distances will get a free ride home. For others within Bexar County boundaries, the discounts can be as high as $20. If you're in need of a cab in a pinch, you can call 210-222-2222 to get picked up from the block party.
Photo (c) Mike Johnson