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Discount Cab Helps Prevent DUIs This Labor Day.

Phoenix, AZ, August 31, 2012 --( This Labor Day enjoy a responsible, hassle-free celebration while avoiding a DUI with Discount Cab's Free Ride Back Program. The program offers inebriated patrons of any restaurant or bar who call for a cab in the Phoenix and Tucson metro areas a free ride back to their cars the next day. In 2011, Arizona DUI statistics over Labor Day weekend were lower than this same time period in 2010, and Discount Cab hopes to aid in continuing this trend in 2012.

Labor Day weekend remains a prominent time of the year for high numbers of DUI arrests. Last year in Arizona there were 617 arrests made. Of the 617 DUI arrests over Labor Day weekend, 192 resulted in charges of extreme DUI because the drivers had blood alcohol levels at double or more than the legal limit.

Discount Cab has provided the Free Ride Back Program to the community for 15 years, at an average cost of $77,500 per year in free rides. Combined with the company's strict driver standards that exceed those required by state and federal law, Discount Cab is providing area residents with a safe transportation option this Labor Day.

“I'm proud of our high driver standards,” said Craig Hughes, CEO of Total Transit, Inc., parent company of Discount Cab. “I'm especially thrilled to know that due to our standards, we're able to provide responsible Arizonans a truly safe alternative means of transportation during these busy holiday weekends.”

Area residents wanting to take advantage of the program can call 602-200-2000 in Phoenix and 520-200-2000 in Tucson. The program is offered year round. Customers wishing to take advantage of the Free Ride Back Program must adhere to the following policies:

* Passenger must ask for this service when first calling to order a Discount Cab.

* After passenger mentions the Free Ride Back Program, the customer service representative will provide a code to be used for the return cab ride the next day.

* This code must be used to redeem the Free Ride Back.

* Maximum use of the Free Ride Back Program is two times per month, per passenger.

* Passenger must be picked up from - and returned to - a bar or restaurant.

About Discount Cab

Founded in 1984, Discount Cab is one of the largest cab companies in the Southwest, with a fleet of nearly 800 cabs. Headquartered in Glendale, Arizona, Discount Cab operates throughout Arizona and in other states. Discount Cab adheres to the core principles of transparency, honesty, integrity, environmental consideration and innovation, which ensure they are the company people call whenever they need a ride. Discount Cab operates with respect for its employees, its contractors, the environment, the community and, most importantly, its passengers. Discount Cab provides mobility/wheelchair-accommodating and eco-friendly transportation (over 80% of its fleet is made up of the highly fuel-efficient Prius). Discount Cab received the 2009 “Taxicab Large Fleet Operator of the Year” award from the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA). For more information on Discount Cab, please visit Find @Discount_Cab on Twitter and on Facebook at

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