The holidays are a time for celebration, joviality and warmth. Unfortunately, they’re also a time when too many drink and drive. 1,243 Americans were killed in alcohol-impaired traffic fatalities last holiday season. For this reason, many municipalities and private organizations are providing free taxis during the holiday season. We here at The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility have assembled a  list of such services. It's in no way comprehensive; if you don’t see your city on our list, check with your local officials. And most importantly, if you plan on drinking, make sure you have a plan to get home safely.

Washington DC – SoberRide, provided by the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP,) offers cab rides of up to a $50 value from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day any night from 10PM to 6AM, anywhere in the D.C. Metro area. The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility has been a supporter of WRAP’s work for years, and we’ll happily encourage everyone to take advantage of this fantastic program. Call 1-800-200-TAXI or visit http://www.wrap.org/soberride/ for details.

Los Angeles – Some good can emerge from even the worst of tragedies. Following the tragic death of Daniel Levian as the result of a drunk-driving crash, his family and friends united to help ensure that others would not have to go through the pain that they did. To help keep Los Angeles safe, The Daniel Levian Foundation is offering free $10 taxi vouchers for the month of December. Visit http://www.thelevfoundation.org for more information.

Chicago – From 11PM on New Year’s Eve until 4AM in the morning, select neighborhoods in Chicago will be offering free taxi rides back home. Call 800-752-5400 for more information.

Big Island, Hawaii – County officials have released 500 taxi coupons, to be distributed at participating bars and restaurants. Each coupon is good for a four mile trip. Check here for more information

Pittsburgh – The Pear Transportation Co., while not free nor holiday-focused, is great example of a group of people joining together to make their communities safer. It’s a designated-driving service, where someone will come to you and drive your car home with you in it, obviating the need for a trip back the next morning. And as this article points out, it often beats a round-trip cab.

Phoenix – AAA has offered a ‘Tipsy Tow’ to Phoenix residents through to New Year’s Eve. Good for a 10-mile trip, it’s given free to anyone, regardless of AAA membership. Call 1-800-AAA-HELP

Troy, NY – The Netter’s Fund, started by a man whose wife and parents-in-law were killed by a drunk driver. 21 participating bars and restaurants in Troy, Albany County and Rensselaer participate in the program. Visit http://netters.us for more information.