Earlier this month I had a booth at the All About Beer Festival in Durham North Carolina. It took place at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and both sessions sold out. While I have a presence at events like this due to the company I work for and my profession, I personally don’t drink beer. I had a great time at the festival and even taste tested a beer or two. I’ll have to admit the highlight of my day was seeing the Durham Patrol Car that is half wrapped to look like a taxi cab.
This is a great way to campaign and bring awareness to people that have been drinking to make the right choices when it comes to getting behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol or calling a cab! I would definitely do the $20 cab ride vs. getting arrested for drunk driving, sitting in jail and having to pay a fine upwards of $1600.00, having a DWI on my driving record and a possible license suspension NOT to mention a possible auto insurance increase.
I love the “Choose Your Ride” campaign, it’s thought provoking and starts conversations! The patrol car attends events in the city like the beer fest, sporting events, schools, and even bars. I hope people really pay attention to the message and make the right choices. People get arrested for driving while impaired daily. So I ask… Would you rather a cab ride or a ride in the back of a patrol car? You choose.