Buzzing the buzzed home in their own ...

Buzzing the buzzed home in their own ride: Two bartenders launch business that makes choice not t...

There are 47 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Nov 29, 2010, titled Buzzing the buzzed home in their own ride: Two bartenders launch business that makes choice not t.... In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

Unsatisfied with the choice partiers face between getting behind the wheel or leaving their vehicle after a night of fun, two local bartenders have created a new business that makes it easy not to drive home.

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Tips From The Top

Santa Cruz, CA

#1 Nov 29, 2010
If your drunk and don't have the bucks for the Heros and are not a former mayor or other local dignatary, pull your distributor wire or otherwise disable your vehicle and call CSAA. They will tow both you and your car home. It is far better and less costly than the other possible alternatives.

Since: May 08

Santa Cruz, CA

#2 Nov 29, 2010
What a great idea, and affordable too. People can keep an extra 20 in a hideout pocket when going out, just in case. Sure beats having to pick one's car up the next day.

Good luck to these two guys.
Krazed Hipster

Alameda, CA

#4 Nov 29, 2010
Pretty good idea. The only problem is that those scooters are not street legal.
Speedy

United States

#5 Nov 29, 2010
So what happens if I rode my scooter to the bar?
Whotookmywallet

Santa Cruz, CA

#6 Nov 29, 2010
Brilliant Idea. I can only imagine the adventures and stories these fellas will have in a short period of time! More power to ya and thanks for helping get those who should not be driving off our roads! Fare-thee-well.

Since: Feb 08

Santa Cruz

#7 Nov 29, 2010
Tips From The Top wrote:
If your drunk and don't have the bucks for the Heros and are not a former mayor or other local dignatary, pull your distributor wire or otherwise disable your vehicle and call CSAA. They will tow both you and your car home. It is far better and less costly than the other possible alternatives.
Most people who are too drunk to drive do not have the reasoning ability to igure that out. That id why they end up behind the wheel. Some even fight you for trying to keep them from driving.

I think this scooter thing is a great idea but the first time a bald tire blows out or the brakes fail on a car they get into, they are going to wish the owner had not let the insurance lapse. The liability here is huge.
get down A-Town

San Francisco, CA

#8 Nov 29, 2010
wow A-Town, party down!!

"Two-thirds of the rides have been from Santa Cruz bars to homes in Aptos"
Good Idea

United States

#10 Nov 29, 2010
needs some tweaking.

The scooters are may not street legal. I

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#11 Nov 29, 2010
Go for it guys, but hows that scooter ride back from Aptos in the pounding rain? Just kidding, hope you guys do great. I have seen this before in other cities, and some even have another charge when they have to take the Buzzed person to the ATM to get some cash...it was 5 bucks extra...ood luck..Johnny at the Harbor, Buzzed out.
Wescruz

Santa Cruz, CA

#12 Nov 29, 2010
Good idea! Not just to make money but it can actually save a life!! Good for you guys!!
Smarrtron

Scotts Valley, CA

#13 Nov 29, 2010
Johnnybitchin wrote:
Go for it guys, but hows that scooter ride back from Aptos in the pounding rain? Just kidding, hope you guys do great. I have seen this before in other cities, and some even have another charge when they have to take the Buzzed person to the ATM to get some cash...it was 5 bucks extra...ood luck..Johnny at the Harbor, Buzzed out.
How much is it if they puke on you? I forget what the late Bill Walsh said about plan B players but it had something to do with "that won't work", theys guys could make more doing wax jobs for bikini models. Aim high guys or in this case, um, low.
Sere Ball

Santa Cruz, CA

#14 Nov 29, 2010
All I can say is last night.... on a scooter coming back from Aptos... you must have had frozen nut sacks. Not worth 20 bucks.
billy jo

Santa Cruz, CA

#15 Nov 29, 2010
Is there a puke deflector? Someone puked in the Sat night bus to boulder creek once. It was a gas chamber on wheels. Also, what about liability if a client pukes on a pedestrian?
keep movin

Carmel Valley, CA

#16 Nov 29, 2010
Why would one pay more to ride on the back of a scooter, when it takes longer, can only carry one passenger and is surely more uncomfortable than a taxi? We need cheaper taxi service's around here, not more expensive ones. It costs me $20 to go from the bars to home, just too much for me.
nay

Fremont, CA

#17 Nov 29, 2010
keep movin wrote:
Why would one pay more to ride on the back of a scooter, when it takes longer, can only carry one passenger and is surely more uncomfortable than a taxi? We need cheaper taxi service's around here, not more expensive ones. It costs me $20 to go from the bars to home, just too much for me.
I think you missed the point of their service entirely. They drive you home in your car, not the scooter. I think this is an excellent way to get a person and their car home safely.

Since: May 08

United States

#18 Nov 29, 2010
The taxi companies should get in on this...by saving the city licensing fees and other regulations they could provide competition to these guys and save us even more. This is kinda a repost on yesterdays comment, haters.
Thumbs up

Greenville, NC

#19 Nov 29, 2010
Anything is better then allowing a drunk to perhaps drive and kill somebody. I don't feel a bit sorry for them if they get caught.
If I see one of these guys ridin' I'll give em' a thumbs up.
great great great

Dublin, CA

#20 Nov 29, 2010
I used this service recently to get a ride home after drinking wine at a friends house. The driver was great, very polite, and it was a relief to be home with my car. I wish them all the best and will continue to utilize this service and would highly recommend it to anyone who has had a drink. So much less selfish than endangering others!
Sick of It

Santa Cruz, CA

#21 Nov 29, 2010
That is cool, very similar to Dial a Driver in Auckland NZ that has been around for 12 + years
been there

Monterey, CA

#22 Nov 29, 2010
nay wrote:
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I think you missed the point of their service entirely. They drive you home in your car, not the scooter.
Bingo! I was wondering what I missed about puking on pedestrians too. Helps to read the article or have a grandiose imagination!

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