New Program Hopes To Keep Drunk Drivers Off The Road
Getting home from Gainesville's bar scene could get easier and safer in just a few weeks.
"I'm hammered right now. And we have to walk three miles away," said Cody Green.
Cody Green had a hard time finding his way home last night, but finding cheap drink specials wasn't as tough.
With $2 dollar wells and $6 pitchers, drinking too much to drive can happen quickly at Gainesville's bar scene.
City Commissioner Jeanna Mastrodicasa wants to do something about it.
"I asked a very simple question: 'Well, why don't we have taxi stands?' And from there we actually said, 'Well, maybe now we've grown to the size community where we actually need to implement that," said Mastrodicasa.
The stands should go up by the end of next month. Two of them will operate Wednesday through Saturday from 10 pm until 3 am--- one in midtown on University Avenue and another downtown. The third will go up in front of the football stadium on game days.
And though Commuter Cab owner Carl Speight thinks people should start by cutting back on drinking altogether, he agrees.
"Well, I think it would be a good idea," said Speight.
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