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Did you know there are more than 10,000 designated drivers at the beck and call of New Yorkers each and every day?They’re called cab drivers and the city is giving you no excuse not to use one as you bounce between holiday shindigs this year.
The giveaway is part of the department’s “You the Man” (Really?) campaign against drunk driving. Backed by Johnnie Walker’s parent company, Diageo, they’ll also hand out 4,000 single-fare MetroCards.
“Wherever the celebration takes you on New Year’s and all year round, plan for a safe ride home with a designated driver,” said DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan.
The taxi and metro passes can be used in all five boroughs, for PATH and NJ Transit. They’ll be distributed across the city up until Dec. 31 at 5 p.m. Just be sure to use them by 12 p.m. EST on Jan. 1.
Here’s where you can get yours:
Tuesday, December 20, 6 p.m. – Astoria, Queens (Broadway & 31st ) and Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Bedford & North 7th)
Thursday, December 22, 5 p.m. – Bronx Hub (149th street between Grand Concourse and The Hub)
Friday, December 23, 5 p.m. – St. George, Staten Island (St. George Terminal) and Downtown Brooklyn (Fulton Mall)
Saturday, December 31, 5 p.m. – Upper East Side (Second Avenue & 86th) and Harlem (Broadway & 125th), Manhattan
Does your city offer a similar promotion? Tell us about it in the comments.
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