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Old 07-16-2013, 03:18 PM
 
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I have a question for Santa Fe residents. Recently the city subsidized the Santa Fe taxi service in order to cut down on Santa Fe drunk drivers. On Friday, and Saturday nights the cost of a taxi ride is $1. (Unless the mileage meter exceeds $25. Then one would have to pay the difference.) My question for you, knowing this, is: Are you satisfied with this current transportation service, or would you be interested in a designated driver service? The difference between the regular cab service, and the designated driver service is your car will return home with you so the next day you don't have to worry about transportation. Does this potential service interest anybody?
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Santa Fe, NM
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It's a neat concept, but I suspect a designated driver service might be too complicated in our small town- how would you know when you need the person to come pick you and your car up? Would you have to sit outside the bar (drunk) waiting?
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Old 07-20-2013, 12:27 AM
 
Location: Santa Fe, NM
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I agree, that's an interesting concept. It could be self-imposed by mutual agreement when two or more people go out together. But from my, ahem, experience that doesn't happen too often. I'd wonder about the insurance and civil/ legal liability should there be anything untoward on the way home. Still, a new business venture in the formative stages. I like that.
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:44 AM
 
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I'm not sure why I should have to pay for other people's irresponsibility.
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Santa Fe, NM
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I'm not sure why I should have to pay for other people's irresponsibility.
I see your point, but if a relatively small subsidy helps prevent a drunk driver from getting behind the wheel and seriously injuring or killing innocent victims, would anyone argue it wasn't worth it?
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:10 PM
 
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I'm not sure why I should have to pay for other people's irresponsibility.
You're already paying for it, hon. Sometimes an ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure:

"Drunk driving costs each adult in this country almost $500 per year." (from a 2002 study)

"Drunk driving costs the United States $132 billion a year." (2010)

MADD - Drunk Driving Statistics
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