With Cinco de Mayo just over a week away a couple of legal firms in the United States are doing their bit to reduce alcohol related deaths on the road.

Widely perceived as Mexico’s Independence Day (which is actually September 16th), Cinco de Mayo is actually the anniversary of when 4,000 Mexican soldiers forced the French out of Puebla, Mexico, in 1862. Over the years, Cinco de Mayo has grown into a celebration throughout the United States and has become synonymous with cultural festivities as well as partaking in a few drinks. Many tequila brands and bars sport various offers to get into the Mexican spirit.

Colorado Springs, Colorado - Following the success of its New Year’s Eve and St. Patrick’s Day programs, McDivitt Law Firm is expanding its Safe and Sober Free Ride Home program to include Cinco de Mayo. The law firm is again partnering with Yellow Cab of Colorado Springs to provide free transportation to those who can’t drive or feel they don’t have a safe way home. The Safe and Sober Free Cab Ride Home program will be available in Colorado Springs from 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5, through 3 a.m., Thursday, May 6, 2010.

To request a free cab ride home within Colorado Springs city limits, call Yellow Cab of Colorado Springs at (719) 777?7777 and tell them the ride is on McDivitt Law Firm.

“Our Safe and Sober Ride Home program has provided nearly 4,000 rides since beginning three years ago, and the program is worth every penny if it means keeping drunk drivers off the road," - personal injury attorney Mike McDivitt, founder of McDivitt Law Firm.

Alameda, California - While Cinco de Mayo may not be an official American holiday, that doesn’t stop many of us from borrowing a day of celebration from our neighbors south of the border. Like many celebrations, Cinco de Mayo often involves drinking alcohol, so in anticipation of the many local
festivities, Berg Injury Lawyers will be offering free cab rides home to adults who have been drinking.

“The Bay Area can be a tricky place to drive, even under the best conditions,” said attorney William Berg. “Nobody should be subjected to sharing the road with drunk motorists.”

The Safe and Sober Free Cab Ride Home program will be available in Alameda, Berkeley, and Oakland as well as in San Francisco from 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5, through 3 a.m. on Thursday, May 6, 2010.

• For a free ride home within Alameda, Berkeley, and Oakland city limits, call Veterans Cab at (800) 281?4488. Veterans Cab can provide rides home from the East Bay to San Francisco, but not from San Francisco to the East Bay.
• For a free ride home within the city of San Francisco, call Luxor Cab at (415) 282?4141.

Salt. Tequila. Lime. Cab.

Rides are provided to an individual’s residence - not to other drinking locations. Due to the high number of ride requests on Cinco de Mayo, rides cannot be guaranteed for everyone who calls; however, every attempt will be made to accommodate all requests.

If you plan to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, remember to:

•    Always have a designated driver if alcoholic beverages are being served.

•    Provide non-alcoholic beverage choices if you are hosting a party.

•    Plan the day in advance and decide on your transportation alternative before going out.

If you know of any other places offering such services, get in touch so we can update our information.