This Labor Day Discount Cab Offers “Free Ride Back” For Valley Residents

Program promotes road safety by giving passengers a safe, free ride back to their cars the next day
By: Charles Clarkson
Sept. 2, 2011 - PRLog -- PHOENIX – August 24, 2011 – Residents of the Phoenix and Tucson metro areas celebrating Labor Day this year have a responsible, hassle-free way to have fun, stay safe and avoid a DUI with Discount Cab’s “Free Ride Back” program. The program offers inebriated patrons of any restaurant or bar in Phoenix or Tucson who call a cab a free ride back to their cars the next day—no questions asked.

Labor Day weekend is known for parties, so much so that 5,000 additional police officers worked last year to try to curb problems. Last year, over a 20-day period from Aug. 20 through Labor Day, officers in Arizona arrested 1,554 people for drunk driving.

With Discount Cab, partiers also do not need to worry about getting into a car with a dangerous stranger. Although the state only recently began to require cab drivers to pass background checks, performing background checks has been a Discount Cab policy for years. Discount Cab remains the leader in driver standards, with drivers having to pass federal and state background checks, a drug test and a sex offender check.

“I’m proud of our record with regards to driver standards,” said Craig Hughes, CEO of Total Transit, Inc., parent company of Discount Cab. “I’m especially thrilled to know that due to our standards, we’re able to provide responsible Arizonans a truly safe alternative means of transportation during these busy holiday weekends.”

Phoenix and Tucson residents wishing to take advantage of the program can call 602-200-2000 in Phoenix or 520-388-9000 in Tucson. The offer applies to patrons of any local bar or restaurant, and Discount Cab offers the “Free Ride Back” service year-round, not just on holidays.

About Discount Cab
Founded in 1984, Discount Cab is one of the largest cab companies in the Southwest, operating a fleet of nearly 700 cabs throughout Phoenix and Tucson. Discount Cab adheres to the core principles of transparency, honesty, integrity, environmental consideration and innovation to ensure they are the company people call whenever they need a ride. Discount Cab operates with respect for its employees, its contractors, the environment, the community and, most importantly, its passengers. Discount Cab provides mobility/wheelchair-accommodating and eco-friendly transportation (over 60% of its fleet is made up of the highly fuel-efficient Prius). Discount Cab received the 2009 “Taxicab Large Fleet Operator of the Year” award from the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA). For more information on Discount Cab, please visit Find @Discount_Cab on Twitter and on Facebook at

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