No. A designated driver is anyone who agrees to remain sober, in order to be able to drive others home safely. As long as you are old enough to drive and are old enough to be allowed in the establishment, you can participate in RIDE.
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A Designated Driver is someone who consumes no alcohol at all, not even one drink. Never take a ride with the “least drunk” person in your group.
Please call our STOP-DWI Coordinator, Mike Dinardo at 270-2900. He greatly appreciates your feedback and will contact the establishment.
No, sorry. The RIDE program cannot pick you up. If you need a safe ride home, please call a friend or call a taxi.
No, sorry! This program is to reward the designated sober driver. Although you may not feel intoxicated after one or two drinks, we define the designated driver as someone who has consumed no alcohol.
No, we welcome visitors from across the region to come and responsibly enjoy Rensselaer County and our businesses.