Genesee County Program: Safe Ride Home

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Christensen Law debuts its New Year’s Eve ‘Safe Ride Home’ program in Genesee County

  • Firm will pay cab or Uber fare for New Year’s Eve
  • Genesee County Sheriff Robert J. Pickell supports program’s expansion into county
  • Initiative helps fight continuing problem of drunk driving in Michigan

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., December 27, 2016 – At least one Michigan law firm is doing its part to fight drunk driving in Genesee County with an initiative that includes paying for the cab or Uber fare of people who might otherwise be tempted to drive drunk on New Year’s Eve.

Christensen Law and its founder Dave Christensen is sponsoring “Safe Ride Home” as an opportunity to make a difference on one of the most vulnerable nights of the year when it comes to people getting behind the wheel when they should be taking a cab. The program debuted in Metro Detroit in 2015 with much success. Expanding it to Genesee County was a natural progression of this community initiative, said Christensen.

The Centers for Disease Control, while not specifically calling out New Year’s Eve, does indicate that some 1.9 percent of Michigan drivers report driving after drinking too much in the last 30 days.

Genesee County Sheriff Robert J. Pickell is endorsing the program’s expansion to the county, encouraging anyone who might otherwise get behind the wheel after drinking to take advantage of Christensen Law’s “Safe Ride Home” program.

“Anything I can do to keep our community safe, I’m all in,” said Sheriff Pickell.

Dave Christensen, a personal injury lawyer who has seen first-hand how devastating a drunk driving incident can be in the lives of families he has served, has made it his mission to do what he can to fight the issue, including his involvement with the Washtenaw Council on Alcoholism, Spectrum Treatment and Prevention Services, and other organizations.

This initiative is part of what motivates him to do even more.

How Safe Ride Home Works

If you’ve had too much to drink on New Year’s Eve, just call a cab 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 to to receive a reimbursement of up to $35.


  • Offer is good from 4 p.m. on December 31, 2016 to 4 a.m. on January 1, 2017.
  • You must be at least 21 years old.
  • Maximum reimbursement is $35, good for a one-way ride to your home.
  • Receipts must be received by Christensen Law by midnight, January 6, 2017 to be eligible for reimbursement.
  • Ride must be within Genesee, Wayne, Macomb, Oakland and Washtenaw counties.
  • Provider of ride must be a licensed taxi company, Uber or Lyft.
  • Email a copy of the official taxi company, Uber or Lyft receipt along with a copy of your valid driver’s license to OR send those materials via U.S. Mail to Christensen Law Safe Ride Home, 25925 Telegraph Rd., Suite 200, Southfield, MI 48033.

Call Christensen Law at 248-900-9000 for more details.

Christensen Law is a personal injury law firm that specializes in helping victims of automobile and truck accidents. For more info visit: Home Page.

Founder David Christensen earned his law degree, with honors, as well as a Master’s Degree from the University of Michigan. He is past chairman of the Michigan Association for Justice’s no-fault committee, past chairman of the negligence section of the Michigan State Bar, and is a member of the Council of Chief Justices Civil Justice Initiative. He testifies before the Michigan legislature, and his expertise has led to appointments to key positions that affect the development of Michigan’s no-fault law. In 2012, Christensen was chosen as a “Leader in the Law” by Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly.

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