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Christensen Law’s ‘Safe Ride Home’ returns for Thanksgiving Eve

Christensen Law will continue its mission of preventing drunk driving in metro Detroit by bringing back “Safe Ride Home” for Thanksgiving Eve. This program reimburses individuals for rides home on holidays with high drunk driving fatalities.

The evening before Thanksgiving, also known as “Blackout Wednesday,” is known as one of the most dangerous driving nights of the year. Christensen Law encourages people not to drive drunk by offering to pay for their cab, Lyft, or Uber.

The firm is honored to have the support and endorsement of Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard and Genesee County Sheriff Robert J. Pickell. Bouchard and Pickell both supported this program last year.

“Drunk driving can be a costly, deadly mistake,” said Bouchard. “Don’t allow Thanksgiving to turn into a tragedy.  I encourage all metro Detroit residents to be safe and take advantage of Safe Ride Home if you plan on drinking Thanksgiving Eve.”

“We are always happy to support efforts to reduce drinking and driving to protect our citizens in Genesee County,” said Pickell.

Since launching in 2015, Safe Ride home has helped more than 2,000 people in metro Detroit get home safe on some of the most dangerous holidays of the year. David Christensen, the firm’s founder, has seen first-hand how devastating a drunk driving incident can be during his time serving families as a personal injury lawyer.

“Last year, we helped 1,000 people get home safely,” said Christensen. “We’re so glad that our program is making a difference in people’s lives.”


How Safe Ride Home works

If you’ve had too much to drink on Thanksgiving Eve, just call a cab, Lyft or Uber to take you from the bar to your home. Pay for the ride that night and get a receipt. The next day, simply email a copy of your receipt along with a copy of your driver’s license at davidchristensenlaw. com/safe-ride-home/ to receive a reimbursement of up to $25.



• You must be at least twenty-one years old.

• Your one-way ride home needs to be within Macomb, Wayne, Washtenaw, Oakland, Bay, Kent or Genesee counties.

• The program begins at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, and runs through Thursday, November 28, 2019, until 4 a.m. 

• You must choose a ride provider that is licensed, such as Lyft, Uber, or a licensed taxicab company.

• The maximum reimbursement allowable is $25. This cannot be combined with any other offer.

• David Christensen Law must receive your receipts by midnight on Saturday, November 30, 2019, for you to be eligible for reimbursement.

Call Christensen Law at 248-213-4900 for more details.


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