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TEAM Georgia and Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Campaign
Offers Citizens a Ride Home during the Holiday Season

December 9, 2014

As metro Atlanta prepares for the December Holiday Season, TEAM Georgia, which unites government, sports, civic and business leaders in the fight against impaired driving, has ensured that partygoers will have a safe ride home through Jan. 2.

TEAM GeorgiaTEAM Georgia’s 2014 “Safe Holiday” Campaign has partnered with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and the Georgia Restaurant Association to offer a free ride from Checker Cab or Budweiser/AAA “Tow to Go,” if they are unable to drive home safely. The campaign draws on support from the hospitality industry to promote responsible celebrations for the season.

The Safe Holiday Campaign involves area bars and restaurants to display the Safe Holiday Guide, offer a free non-alcoholic drink to designated drivers, and inform patrons about free rides home. The campaign's 2014 Safe Holiday Guide will reach thousands of Georgia businesses and private hosts with safe celebration suggestions, plus safety and legal reminders for partygoers.

TEAM Georgia reminds you to:

  • Designate a Driver
  • Pass the Keys to a sober friend
  • Call Checker Cab for a free ride home, 404-351-1111, or
  • Call Budweiser/AAA Tow to Go, 800-AAA-HELP, to take you and your vehicle home.

“Keeping our community safe is truly a team effort, and this campaign brings together a caring and determined family of Atlanta’s businesses and the community to look out for each other this holiday season,” said Ron Fennel, chairman of TEAM Georgia.“

One out of three traffic crash fatalities in Georgia is alcohol-related, and over the past decade, the highest number of crashes in Georgia occurred from October thru December. Also, the chance of an accident being fatal is six times higher in crashes involving an impaired driver.

The TEAM Georgia Safe Holiday Campaign is presented in partnership with, Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, MADD-Georgia, News/Talk 750-WSB, AAA Auto Club South, Checker Cab, Budweiser, Concentric Restaurant Group and with the support of the Georgia Restaurant Association. TEAM Georgia is a safe and sober driving coalition comprised of concerned businesses, public safety officials and members of Atlanta's sporting teams. For more information on the Safe Holiday Campaign, contact TEAM Georgia at 404-590-4302 or visit www.teamgeorgia.net.

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