TROY, N.Y. – Rensselaer
County hopes to avoid tragedy on New Year's Eve by employing a “safe ride”
Under the Safe Ride
program, the county will partner with Netters Fund to provide free transportation
to people within Rensselaer County from bars and restaurants to their homes
only, on a first call, first serve basis.
The county will have
two county owned vehicles in operation between 11 p.m. New Year's Eve and 2
a.m. New Year's Day. The vehicles will be driven by volunteers from various
“Rensselaer County is
committed to preventing the tragedies that can occur when people choose to
drive drunk, and I am confident that our efforts to prevent drunk driving will
help make our streets safer,” said Jimino.
Those interested in a
safe ride home are urged to call #518-266-7683.