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New business offers taxi service for party-goers

There are 33 comments on the KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico story from Mar 16, 2009, titled New business offers taxi service for party-goers. In it, KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico reports that:

Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, Eyewitness News 4 has learned about a new service that promises to get party-goers and their cars home safely.

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“Fighting Drunk Driving Issues.”

Since: Dec 07

Wedel, Germany

#1 Mar 16, 2009
Thank you John Mendez. As a former Taxi Cab operator (nearly 8 years) I can say it's worth the effort. We only had a problem with one client who decided to take his vehicle for a spin after being dropped off at his residence. Make sure your drivers also get a PRC required physical.
Bus Rider

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Mar 16, 2009
Nice!
jeff

Roswell, NM

#3 Mar 16, 2009
good idea
dagnabit9

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Mar 17, 2009
Yes, I agree it's a good idea. Too bad we don't have a few more entrepreneurs out there doing the same thing.
Pepper

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Mar 17, 2009
John! It's a wonderful way to honor your sister's memory and hopefully protect other's from a similar tragedy.
Good luck!

“Not a fan of big government”

Since: Apr 08

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#6 Mar 17, 2009
Well, you can pay 25 dollars, or get really trashed and there is a FREE service in albuquerque for drunks.

Though it's free, they don't bring you car back to your house. They leave it at the bar, which may be a good thing.
GOOD GRIEF

AOL

#7 Mar 17, 2009
Great idea! I wish you success in your business venture. My uncle was broad sided & killed by a drunk driver. My aunt was paralyzed from the waist down & died later from the injuries she received in the accident. The drunk walked away. If somebody wants to spend an evening celebrating I see nothing wrong with it as long as they don't drink & drive.$25 is cheap compared to what a tipsy driver pays in court costs, legal fees & not to forget being cuffed & jailed, or like a friend of mine who finally got a judge who on his third DWI threw the book at him, thankfully. Thirty days in jail, one of those ankle bracelet thingies & last but not least a breathalyzer on his vehicle's ignition. How embarrassing!
AAA

Albuquerque, NM

#8 Mar 17, 2009
Good luck dealing with the drunks tonite! and to the drunks-have fun looking at your dinner on the floor in the morning :)
Comedy Central

Albuquerque, NM

#9 Mar 17, 2009
Will the driver stop at the drive through at Taco Cabana so the drunk can get something to eat.
RTX

United States

#10 Mar 17, 2009
Much needed service, God bless and good luck

“Not a fan of big government”

Since: Apr 08

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#11 Mar 17, 2009
Dealing with blurrying loud mouth drunks, vomiting, cussing, making a scene. I wouldn't want that job.
Crazy I guess

Montgomery, AL

#12 Mar 17, 2009
I don't see how this can be very profitable. Admirable yes...but profitable no. How many "teams" will be working on a given Friday or Saturday night? Four...Six? I would be surprised to find there are more than 12 people just sitting around waiting to pick people and their vehicles up. Calls for this service won't trickle in...they will flood in around 1:30am to 2am. The wait times will be long and in the end maybe 6 or 8 people get home with their vehicles and the total "rake" for the evening will be about $200.00. Which for a team of 8 people would be $25 each, but that is before paying for gas, and any other company expenses. Leavng maybe about $15 per person for their 3 or 4 hours of "work"...that's not even minimum wage. Sure some people will "work" out of guilt, or some sense of altruism...but that wont last long.
College Kid

Albuquerque, NM

#13 Mar 17, 2009
the girl in the file footage at the :34 mark is fcking hot! drunk or not!
Bus Rider

Albuquerque, NM

#14 Mar 17, 2009
When is the city going to get in the game and introduce year round, late night mass transit? There is clearly a demand for it. Knock it off with the moral crap already! The bars are one of the few places in this town that draws people, on a regular basis, that want to spend money. It's time to support these businesses, make it safe to travel to and from, and treat the people who choose to go out and enjoy like what they are... customers! Then you will actually see downtown revitalized. Feel free not respond with comments about how everyone who goes downtown on the weekends are a bunch drunks and degenerates. While it's true in some cases, it's certainly not the case across the board. All they're doing now is chasing the responsible people out. The way to revitalize downtown is to open it up, not choke it off.
Clyde Clifford

Albuquerque, NM

#15 Mar 17, 2009
I would like to know how many people have been shot and killed by the police in New Mexico since 1985, how many people in New Mexico have been killed in hot air balloon accidents since 1985, and how many people have been killed by drunk drivers in New Mexico since 1985.

I say more lives are lost to police shootings and hot air balloons than are killed by drunk drivers.

If KOB would like to provide a real service the public, tell the public where the police are setting up road blocks (which are a violation of our constitution) so New Mexicans can excercise the their right not to drive there.
Clyde Clifford

Albuquerque, NM

#16 Mar 17, 2009
What every happened to "Eat Drink and Be Merry?"

Whatever happened to "live and Let Live?"

Whatever happened to the right to drive down the street with out being preyed on by the police?

Turning the Land of Enchantment into a police state solves nothing.

“I ain't afraid of no ghosts.”

Since: Aug 08

Dear old mucky Drasnia

#17 Mar 17, 2009
Clyde Clifford wrote:
What every happened to "Eat Drink and Be Merry?"
Whatever happened to "live and Let Live?"
Whatever happened to the right to drive down the street with out being preyed on by the police?
Turning the Land of Enchantment into a police state solves nothing.
People like Gordon House are what happened. Let's be honest, the folks who celebrate St. Patrick's Day do so for one reason only. They use it as an excuse to get sloshed. Given that we already have a ridiculous problem with drunk drivers here, yes, I'd say we do need more policing in this particular area.
Absolutely

Albuquerque, NM

#18 Mar 17, 2009
People have the money to get stinking drunk but no money to pay for a taxi.

This is a totally mis-guided jesture.
Simply encourages and rewards idiots who have no sense of responsibility.

“I ain't afraid of no ghosts.”

Since: Aug 08

Dear old mucky Drasnia

#19 Mar 17, 2009
Absolutely wrote:
People have the money to get stinking drunk but no money to pay for a taxi.
I don't think it's about money; rather, it is more about arrogance.
Sluggo

Santa Fe, NM

#20 Mar 17, 2009
Note to self:

If ever I decide to steal an automoblie, have these guys drive it to the chop shop for $25.

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