LLPSD Safe Ride Home Program
Improving Public Safety through Awareness, Education, Prevention & Enforcement
The Lino Lakes Public Safety Department is offering a Safe Ride Home. We've teamed up with Drink and Drive Intelligently (DDi) to offer a safe travel option for anyone who may have had one too many and is in need of a safe ride home WITH their vehicle. Our Safe Ride Home program offers a $20 discount to get you and your vehicle home from any on-sale liquor establishment in Lino Lakes. All on-sale liquor establishments throughout Lino Lakes have discount vouchers. When in need, please ask your server for one!
We would like to thank all Lino Lakes on-sale establishments for their willingness to participate in this program. Also, we very much appreciate DDi's partnership. Together, we're dedicated to making a positive difference in public safety through this prevention effort.
- Why are you offering this program?
We’ve found that one of the most common reasons people drink and drive is because they can’t (or don’t want to) leave their vehicle overnight in a parking lot. The practice of “risking it” for the sake of getting a vehicle home is not worth it. Our hope is to make the Safe Ride Home a convenient and appealing option for the customers of our Lino Lakes businesses.
- Who is paying for this?
Lino Lakes Public Safety Department will be paying our portion of the discount using DWI forfeiture dollars. In essence, those who have chosen to drink and drive in the past have provided the funding for this program.
- Will this change your enforcement efforts?
No. Our enforcement efforts will remain the same. However, we hope that our future arrest data and impairment-related crash data will reflect a drop as a result of this effort.
- Does LLPSD track customers’ information?
No. DDi is a private company and they keep their own records. DDi’s customer records are not shared with the LLPSD in any way. DDi will be responsible for getting reimbursed from LLPSD. Safe Ride Home customers will receive the discounted rate just by giving their voucher to the DDi driver. No customer information is written on the voucher.
- How much is a ride home for me and my vehicle?
With the discount, the cost to get you and your vehicle home from a Lino Lakes on-sale establishment is $19, up to one mile from that establishment. $4 per mile for each additional mile.
- How do I schedule my Safe Ride Home through DDi?
Register on the DDi website (can be done from a mobile device). Once registered, you can schedule a ride from their site, or call them at 651-338-1425.
- How do I get a voucher?
All on-sale liquor establishments in the City of Lino Lakes now have the vouchers and they’re available to all customers. The vouchers provide instructions on how to arrange for your ride. The Lino Lakes Public Safety Department is offering a Safe Ride Home.