New Year's Eve Revelers Plan to Avoid Drinking and Driving

Drunk driving is always a top concern for New Year’s Eve, and this year is no exception.

New Year's Eve reveler Brenna Clift says she’s planning for a late night. “I mean it's pretty crazy. Everyone goes out,” she tells NBC 7.

But Clift, like many others, already has her plan in place.

“I'm going to Uber or Lyft,” she says. “Whichever has a cheaper fare.”

Ben Pospisil of Nashville plans to Uber or take a taxi or possibly a took took.

“Anything but driving,” he says. “I can't imagine the amount of law enforcement waiting for people.”

San Diego police say they plan to be out in full force on New Year’s Eve, and remind people who plan on drinking to find a safe way to get home.

Another reveler, Sarah Santoyo, plans to celebrate her boyfriend’s birthday and New Year’s at Parq and says they plan to take a taxi.

“We're going to be drinking tonight and celebrating, so we really don't want to put ourselves in danger or anyone else in danger,” she says.

Javier Florez is an Uber driver in the city and will be out New Year’s Eve. “We're getting reports that it is going to be very, very busy,” Florez says.

It’s likely it will be, but there are plenty of options to get around safely.

Lyft and Uber will be out, and Lyft actually has a promo code for $5 off for New Year’s Eve.

MTS Trolleys will have extended service from downtown until after 2 a.m.

Cabs of course will be out, and AAA actually has a service called "Tipsy-tow" where drivers can get a one-way tow home between now and 6 a.m.

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