Drivers Making Safe Choices for New Year's


"People are making better decisions and I think the numbers reflect that as far as the roads and accidents and that kind of stuff," said Southside Towing Owner Randy Huff.

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO)-- Many people made safe choices when celebrating the new year in South Central Kentucky when it came to not drinking and driving.

According to Kentucky State Police there were no DUI related accidents during new years anywhere in post three's eight counties.

"People are making better decisions and I think the numbers reflect that as far as the roads and accidents and that kind of stuff," said Southside Towing Owner Randy Huff.

Huff says Southside Towing's Operation Home Safe gave more than a thousand free rides in the Sober Ride Bus, and even towed cars home for free.

"If we came to pick you up and you were there and you had a vehicle, we could actually have a rider drive that home and then we had somebody else pick them up later and they could ride the bus home, or we could actually tow your car home," said Huff.

Huff says the inspiration to start up the Sober Ride bus which runs year-round, came from the loss of one of his family members in a DUI related accident.

"They'd been drinking alcohol and made a bad decision, and they've lost their life, and I own a tow truck company and I've been out there on the lines and seen directly what alcohol does when there's an accident and how horrific it can be and I wanted to do something different, and I wanted to do something for Bowling Green. It's my little gift back to Bowling Green. I don't want anything for it. Just want people to use the service, and hopefully with my kids, it'll be a legacy that'll be going for a long long time," said Huff.

Even with all the rides they provided, they say they still couldn't make it to everyone.

"Most of our calls are from 12 to four o'clock in the morning, so there are people during that peak time that we cannot get to, and we know we're missing them, so we're looking at maybe adding bus number two," said Huff.

Huff says the one Sober Ride Bus they have provided 26,000 rides in 2013.

Kentucky State Police say they made only three DUI arrests in their eight county area. While Bowling Green Police made four DUI arrests.


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