BeMyDD (Be My Designated Driver), the nation’s largest designated driver service, today announced the launch of a 12-month, nationwide program to provide free designated drivers in 24 cities across the United States. The program continues a long-term initiative from BeMyDD to lower the rate of drunk driving deaths and promote social responsibility throughout the markets it serves.

Together with partners Jack Daniel’s Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey and Total Wine & More, BeMyDD will launch The 24-City Designated Driver Tour on September 26 in BeMyDD’s hometown of Los Angeles. Over the next year, the tour will bring free designated drivers to a new city every other Saturday, providing car pickup services within 50 miles of the city center. From 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. on the specified date in each location, customers who have driven somewhere and do not want to drive home can request a car pickup at no charge by using the BeMyDD smartphone app, available for iOS and Android devices. A team of drivers will arrive at the customer’s location, one to drive the customer and their car home safely, and the other to retrieve the driver afterwards.  More information on the program and instructions on receiving free car pickup can be found at www.BeMyDD.com/DDTour.

“Social responsibility is a huge priority for us,” said Arthur Simanovsky, BeMyDD president and CEO. “We’re always looking for ways to make finding a designated driver easier than getting behind the wheel. The 24-City Designated Driver Tour is our biggest opportunity yet to positively impact communities all over the United States.”

According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation, a drunk driver kills someone every 52 minutes. Targeted specifically for people in the suburbs, for whom taxi rides downtown can quickly get expensive, BeMyDD aims to give consumers an affordable and safe transportation alternative by using the customer’s own vehicle. Fully-screened and insured drivers with over 10 years of driving experience are available on-demand for a variety of driving services, including event transportation and hourly personal drivers. In addition to the potential lives saved through the use of designated drivers, services like BeMyDD also help avoid the expense of getting a DUI, which can cost around $16,000, according to AAA.

“The 24-City Designated Driver Tour is an excellent opportunity to promote responsible consumer enjoyment, which is one of our core brand values,” said Rob Frederick,  Director of Corporate Responsibility at Jack Daniel’s parent corporation Brown-Forman. “This is a unique campaign that has our full support.”

Likewise, Matt Indre, Senior Manager of Public Affairs & Corporate Responsibility at Total Wine & More, points out the program’s potential for having a positive impact.

“We strive to be a responsible corporate citizen and make a difference in our communities through our corporate philanthropy and social responsibility programs,” he says. “We are committed to responsible enjoyment of alcohol and the 24-City Designated Driver Tour supports that goal.”

The 24-City Designated Driver Tour schedule is as follows:

September 26, 2015

Los Angeles, CA

October 10, 2015 

Miami, FL

October 24, 2015 

Orange County, CA

November 7, 2015 

Tampa, FL

November 21, 2015

Cleveland, OH

December 5, 2015 

Charlotte, NC

December 19, 2015

Indianapolis, IN

January 9, 2016 

Atlanta, GA

January 23, 2016

Phoenix, AZ

February 6, 2016 

Denver, CO

February 20, 2016

Minneapolis, MN

March 5, 2016

Chicago, IL

March 19, 2016 

Orlando, FL

April 2, 2016

Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

April 16, 2016

Seattle, WA

April 30, 2016 

San Diego, CA

May 14, 2016

Washington D.C./Baltimore, MD/VA/DC

May 28, 2016

San Francisco, CA

June 11, 2016

Raleigh-Durham, NC

June 25, 2016

Boston, MA

July 9, 2016

Las Vegas, NV

July 23, 2016

Houston, TX

August 6, 2016

San Antonio, TX

August 20, 2016

New York City, NY/CT/NJ

Free pickup service will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. As an added bonus, new customers anywhere in the country can get $20 off their first ride on any day by using promo code DDTOUR through the BeMyDD mobile app.

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