Summer is just around the corner and all that beautiful weather means an increase in concerts, outdoor events, barbecues, and parties. Unfortunately, the increase in activities also means an increase in the number of DUI arrests across the greater Denver area. While having a good Denver criminal lawyer to represent you if you are charged with driving under the influence, it’s best to avoid getting arrested in the first place. Rideshare apps make getting home from your events safely as simple as possible, but not everyone wants to rely on Uber, especially with their sporadic surge pricing. Here are a few fantastic alternatives to use this summer.
is a Denver-based rideshare company, that allows you to request rides from your smartphone, much like the Uber and Lyft. However, unlike the mega-giants of rideshare, Hovit allows you to request specific drivers and make reservations with those drivers in advance. This way, you’ll always be riding home with someone you trust rather than a stranger you just met. Keep in mind, drivers are allowed to set their own rates, so different rides may cost different amounts. However, those prices should be competitive and far more affordable than rides during Uber’s price surge times.
Not everyone likes the idea of rideshare companies. After all, the regulations and requirements for their drivers are not as stringent as those placed on standard taxi drivers. However, for many people going home from concerts or events, the thought of calling for a cab or hailing one on the street is far from appealing. If normal taxis are more to your liking, you won’t have to sacrifice the convenience of requesting a ride through an app. Curb
allows you to request a taxi at the touch of a button rather than having to worry about finding someone to make a call on your behalf. Just like other apps, you’re free to pay your fare with a credit or debit card, but you’re also welcome to pay your driver in cash.
Sometimes, the standard rideshare app just doesn’t offer enough options to help you find the ride or the driver you need to pick you up. If you’re worried about being able to customize your search or find drivers that can accommodate you, your friends, and your two dogs after a long day brewery-hopping, UZURV
is your best bet. The app allows you to search for drivers that work with multiple rideshare services, like Lyft and Uber, while also specifying the types of amenities you need. For example, if you’re looking for a ride that offers free snacks or one that has enough trunk space to accommodate your bike, all you have to do is base your search on those amenities.
These apps make it possible to enjoy all that summer has to offer responsibly. However, mistakes happen, and if you find yourself charged with a DUI, contact
the team at the Law Office of John L. Buckley. We’ll work to help you mount a solid defense and ensure that you receive a fair trial.