Have you heard of a fantastic service in our area? It’s called “Take a Free Ride.” This service is like a superhero for our streets. Why? It helps make sure everyone gets home safe after a fun night out. And the best part? It’s free!
Call for a ride: (904) 868-7433
What is “Take a Free Ride”?
“Take a Free Ride” is a bus service. It’s been around for seven years. What do they do? They give people rides. They help people who have had a little too much fun. They also help people who just need a ride. So far, they have helped over 30,000 people. That’s a big number!
Why is this service so important?
Think about this. After a fun night out, driving can be risky. Some people might have had a drink or two. Driving then is not a good idea. But what if there’s no other way to get home? That’s where “Take a Free Ride” steps in. They make sure everyone can get home safely. No need to worry about driving!
Also, for our friends who work at bars, this service is great. Bar workers want their customers to be safe. If someone gets hurt after leaving their bar, it could be bad news for them. But with “Take a Free Ride,” everyone wins. The roads are safer. People get home safe. And our bar workers can sleep easy.
How do they do it?
Now, you might wonder, how does this service run for free? The answer is simple. Good people help out. They give money to keep the buses running. Anyone can help. Even giving just one dollar can make a difference. All the money goes to making our streets safer.
How can you help?
You can be a hero too! If you want to help, it’s easy. There’s a page online where you can give money. It’s called GoFundMe. Find their GoFund me page here. Any amount helps. It’s a small way to make our home better.
Spread the word!
Maybe you can’t give money right now. That’s okay! There’s another great way to help. Tell your friends and family about “Take a Free Ride.” If more people know, more people will use it. And our roads will be even safer.
So, Fleming Island, let’s be proud! We have a great service in our area. “Take a Free Ride” is here to help us all. Let’s use it. Let’s talk about it. And let’s support it. Together, we can make sure everyone has a safe way home. Let’s keep our streets safe and our community happy!
Call for a ride: (904) 868-7433
Testimonials About Take a Free Ride
“Such a great service! Thank you for getting us home safely!” – Kat W.
“This is a fabulous service to use within the community. Perfect for our date nights!” – Allison M.
“Wonderful service, they pick you up and drop you off. It’s just tips! Say no to drinking and driving. Cheers 🥂” – Rhonda S.
Visit their Facebook page here.
FAQs about Driving Under the Influence in Florida & “Take a Free Ride”.
Is there a fee for the ride on Take a Free Ride?
No, the service is entirely free. However, while not mandatory, you can give a tip to the driver if you wish. The main aim is to ensure residents get home safely without driving under the influence.
How does “Take a Free Ride” help the community?
Beyond the obvious benefit of reducing potential drunk drivers on the road, “Take a Free Ride” also indirectly helps bar staff and servers. By ensuring patrons have a safe ride home, it reduces the legal risks these workers might face if an intoxicated patron causes harm after leaving their establishment.
What constitutes a DUI in Florida?
In Florida, a person is considered to be driving under the influence (DUI) if they operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. Additionally, driving while impaired by any chemical or controlled substance can also result in a DUI charge.
What are the penalties for a first-time DUI offense in Florida?
For a first-time DUI offense in Florida, penalties can include a fine ranging from $500 to $1,000, up to six months in jail, mandatory 50 hours of community service, probation for up to one year, and a license suspension ranging from 180 days to one year. An ignition interlock device might also be required, and the vehicle could be impounded for ten days. The severity of penalties may increase if the BAC is significantly higher than the legal limit or if a minor was in the vehicle.
What happens if I refuse a breathalyzer test in Florida?
Florida has an implied consent law, meaning if you’re lawfully arrested by an officer who has probable cause to believe you’ve been driving under the influence, then you consent to taking a chemical test of your blood, breath, or urine. Refusing to take a breathalyzer or any chemical test during a DUI stop will result in an immediate license suspension for one year for the first refusal. A second or subsequent refusal increases the suspension to 18 months and is also considered a misdemeanor offense.
Can a bartender or server be held liable if a patron they served gets a DUI?
Yes, in many jurisdictions, including some parts of Florida, there’s a concept called “dram shop liability.” This means that establishments or individuals who sell or serve alcohol can be held legally responsible if they provide alcohol to someone who is visibly intoxicated, and that person then causes harm to themselves or others due to their intoxication. If a patron is served excessively and then gets a DUI, the establishment or the individual server might face legal consequences.