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New Year’s Eve: How to Get Home Safely

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SACRAMENTO--

As the new year begins, start 2016 off right and not in the back of a cop car.

Law enforcement will be everywhere on New Year's Eve, making sure our roads are safe and clear of drunk drivers.

For those who have had too much to drink, there are plenty of options that don't involve putting your life or someone else's in danger.

The most popular options are taxis, or ride hailing apps like Lyft and Uber. However, buyer beware. Both Lyft and Uber say they will start their premium pricing starting at 12:30 a.m., meaning riders could end up shelling out up to five or six times more than they normally would.

To avoid premium pricing, Uber says to order a ride right after midnight.

In Sacramento, Regional Transit has extended its light rail service on the gold and blue lines until 12:30 a.m.

Another option, a classic, is getting a designated driver. The California Office of Traffic Safety has an app, DDVIP, that shows which bars offer exclusive discounts to sober drivers.

Above all, be smart and be safe, and have a happy New Year!