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Dec 31

Tonight, Let Us be Your Designated Driver

Posted on December 31, 2013 at 1:18 PM by Kelly Vaughn

While there are plenty of fun things to do in the Village for new years eve, safety is always our number one priority.

New Years Day is officially the worst day for drunk driving accidents. That includes the time the countdown ends on New Years Eve. Half the fatal crashed that occur involve a driver that was considered drunk according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. New Years Day is also the most hazardous day for pedestrians.

In order to enjoy the new year safely in Snowmass, here are a few tips:

1. Let us Give You a Free Ride
The Village Shuttle provides free transportation service in the Village, and provides a quick connection to regional transportation service through RFTA. With the Village Shuttle, you can leave the driving up to the professionals whether you've had a drink or two, or you're stone-cold-sober and don't want to be on the road not knowing who else is behind the wheel. Routes and schedules are available on our website.

2. Review Shuttle Safety Tips
Your safety, whether its New Years Eve or otherwise, is always our primary concern. To help you have a great experience on the Village Shuttle, we've provided a few safety tips for entering, exiting, and riding the shuttle. Learn more

3. Look into Other Great Transportation Options in the Village
Missed the last Village Shuttle or RFTA Bus? There are still plenty of safe transportation options to get you home. Visit our services page for info on dial-a-ride and High Mountain Taxi, or dial 970-923-3030.

4. Exercise Caution When Crossing the Street
The best thing about Snowmass Village is our rural character, but that can also spell some less than ideal situations for pedestrians traveling at night. If you are walking, wear bright or reflective clothing, or carry a flashlight or headlamp. Exercise caution when using pedestrian crossings, especially at busy intersections and roads like Brush Creek or Owl Creek.

5. Control Your Alcohol Intake
In a cold mountain climate, over-imbibing can have tragic consequences if you get confused or lost on your way home. If you do decide to enjoy a drink or two this holiday, please do so responsibly. If you are concerned about yourself or a friend, please contact our Police Department at 970-923-5330.

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