CLEVELAND, Dec. 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BeMyDD (Be My Designated Driver), the nation's largest designated driver service, believes it has the perfect gift this holiday season, one that any reveler will appreciate: a safe way to get clients and their cars home after a night out celebrating.
"The main reason people drive drunk is that they don't want to leave their car behind," said Arthur Simanovsky, president and CEO of BeMyDD. "We solve this problem and get the customer and their car home safe and sound at a very minimal cost."
BeMyDD offers another option to ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft with a range of affordable services where professional, experienced drivers operate the customer's own vehicle, priced at pre-determined rates free of surge pricing or other surprise fees. All drivers are background screened, interviewed and fully insured up to US$2 million per trip by ByMyDD.
With BeMyDD's Personal Driver Service, a professional driver arrives at client's home, chauffeurs the client anywhere they want go using the client's own car, making multiple stops if necessary. The driver waits in the car and takes client back home when they are ready. Rates for the Personal Driver Service range from US$14-US$19.50 per hour depending on geography. With the Pick-Up Service, a client has driven to a location, but does not want to drive home and contacts BeMyDD. The company dispatches two professional drivers to take the client and their car home. Rates for the Pick-Up Service are US$25 for car pick-up + mileage.
With drunk driving statistics significantly higher during the holidays—the U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) reports 40 percent of traffic-related deaths during Christmas and New Year's involve drunk drivers—BeMyDD provides a safe, reliable and affordable alternative to getting behind the wheel after a night out. Despite the risks, drinking and driving is still a serious problem. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) just announced that while drunken driving deaths decreased from the previous year, 10,076 people died in crashes involving a drunk driver in 2013 – one every 52 minutes.
"If you are tired of giving scarves, gloves, sweaters, ties, and calendars like every year, consider a BeMyDD gift card this holiday season," said Simanovsky. "Best of all, it's a socially responsible gift that doesn't put a damper on holiday celebrating, so you can ensure your gift of a designated driver prevents a loved one from driving buzzed this holiday season."
Gift cards can be purchased and used for partial or full payment of either of BeMyDD services through the website at BeMyDD.com/giftcard or by calling +1 (877) U BeMyDD (823 6933). Gift card orders are processed within 24-hours and can be shipped and mailed prior to the holidays. First time customers of BeMyDD are also eligible for US$20 off their first reservation by using promo code: holidays. To take advantage of the discount code consumers can make their reservation at www.BeMyDD.com/holidays.
BeMyDD (Be My Designated Driver) is the nation's largest designated driver service currently operating in 76 markets in 31 states. This convenient, safe, reliable and affordable alternative transportation service provides a chauffeur at a discounted rate by driving the customer's automobile. Professional, experienced drivers are fully background screened, interviewed and insured by ByMyDD and wear formal business attire. BeMyDD was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Cleveland, OH. The company has national partnerships with leading liquor and wine companies such as CÎROC and Brown-Forman to promote social responsibility. To schedule a professional driver, go to BeMyDD.com, call +1 (877) U BeMyDD (823 6933), or download the mobile app. To learn more, visit www.BeMyDD.com and follow us on Facebook; LinkedIn; Google+; YouTube and Twitter.
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CONTACT: Michael E. Donner EVP, Chief Marketing Officer mdonner@BeMyDD.com +1 (877) 823 6933