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November 22, 2016 11:24 ET

Dryver Offers Discounted Personal Drivers to Combat High Risk of Alcohol-Related Traffic Deaths Over Thanksgiving Holiday

The Thanksgiving weekend is one of the deadliest holidays when it comes to car accidents

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - November 22, 2016) - Dryver, the nation's largest personal driver service, today announced a new initiative to promote safe driving over the Thanksgiving holiday, a time when the U.S. mortality rate spikes in large part due to traffic accidents.(i) Dryver is different than other ride-sharing services in the fact that drivers operate customer's vehicles as a chauffeur-type service.

Thanksgiving kicks off the start of the holiday season and marks an increase in drivers on the road visiting friends and family. This year, AAA predicts that a million more people will travel over the Thanksgiving weekend than did in 2015, and thanks to low gas prices, most of those travelers will journey via car.(ii)

As the number of people on the road goes up, so do crashes; the day before Thanksgiving, commonly known as "Blackout Wednesday," is a particularly bad time of year for DUIs and drunk-driving related car accidents.

"Whether people are consuming alcohol while enjoying their time out on the town, at home with family, or are driving late at night when they're drowsy, there's an increased risk of car crashes over Thanksgiving," says Arthur Simanovsky, Dryver CEO and President. "Dryver wants to do its part to make it easier for people to leave the driving to a professional, so they can enjoy their holiday and stay safe."

Dryver, a personal driving service where professional drivers take you wherever you need to go in the comfort of your own vehicle, serves as a convenient alternative to taxis or ride-sharing services. Fully-screened and fully-insured drivers with at least 10 years of driving experience arrive in professional attire to act as your chauffeur for however long you need one.

As part of the Thanksgiving campaign, Dryver is offering customers 10% off each of their next three rides when they use the code THANKSGIVINGRIDE before November 28th for reservations until December 29th. Customers can reserve drivers ahead of time for any part of the holiday weekend. Your driver will arrive at your home ready to drive you and any guests or family to as many stops as you want to make, wait until you're ready to leave, and then take you home again.

"Reserving a personal driver means you can relax and not worry about traffic, parking, directions, or whether you may be over the legal limit to drive, which does not take much alcohol whatsoever," says Simanovsky. "It's an affordable way to get the most out of the holiday."

Previously known as BeMyDD, a service specifically focused on providing designated drivers and promoting social responsibility, Dryver expanded its focus in 2016 to offer more driving services, including personal chauffeurs, non-medical transportation, and corporate driving services, including corporate outsourcing, staffing, and fleet management. Services include an hourly personal driver ($14-$19.50 an hour, depending on location), car pickup service ($25 pickup fee + mileage), and event services ($45-$53 per team, per hour). Drivers can be requested through dryver.com, by calling +1 (877) 823-6933, or by downloading the Dryver smartphone app on the Apple Store or Google Play.

About Dryver

Dryver, formerly known as BeMyDD, is the nation's largest personal driver service, currently operating in 77 cities across 32 states. This convenient, safe, reliable and affordable alternative transportation service provides a chauffeur at a discounted rate by driving the customer's automobile. Professional, experienced drivers are fully background-screened, interviewed and insured by Dryver and wear formal business attire. Services include designated drivers, personal drivers, non-emergency medical transportation, senior/elderly assistance, and corporate outsourcing and staffing. The company has national partnerships with leading liquor and wine companies to promote social responsibility, including Total Wine & More and Brown-Forman. To schedule a professional driver, go to Dryver.com, call +1 (877) 823-6933, or download the mobile app. Follow Dryver on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

(i) http://www.forbes.com/sites/dandiamond/2014/11/26/the-u-s-death-rate-spikes-on-thanksgiving-heres-why/#6d00812f36db
(ii) http://newsroom.aaa.com/tag/holiday-travel-forecast/

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