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How to get home safely on New Year's Day

Posted at 6:35 PM, Dec 31, 2018
and last updated 2019-01-01 02:07:38-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — While New Year's is known for being a good time, it can also be a dangerous one on the road.

Tonight CHP has some tips that can help you get home safely. CHP officers say that if you plan on having a drink tonight, you need to plan ahead. You can appoint a designated driver, or arrange a ride with a ride share company.

There are numerous options for getting home safely.

Tipsy Tow Service
AAA is offering its Tipsy Tow Service to both members and non-members who may have one too many glasses of champagne. The program will take riders home for free for the first seven miles. For a ride, call 1-800-400-4222.

GET Buses Schedule
GET buses will provide free service from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Buses will operate on a holiday schedule on New Year’s Day, but the administrative office will be closed.

If you sign up with UBER, you will get a free ride when using the code: MILLERTIME18

AAA has partnered with LYFT to offer free rides up to $15

  • $5 off first two rides: NEWUSER10
  • $2 credit per ride for 10 rides: 20LYFTPROMO
  • Jack Daniels is offering discounted Lyft rides: JDNYE18

Designated Driver of Bakersfield
The Designated Driver of Bakersfield drives both you and your car home. $45 to get you and your car home up to 10 miles in Bakersfield.

You can call or text them at (661) 431-3854. They are open until 2 a.m.