‘Police taxi’ joins fight against drunk driving

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What do you get when you cross a police car with a taxi cab?

Not a new way for law enforcement to make money, but a message that might help you hang onto yours.

The police taxi, unveiled Friday by the DUI Council of Lancaster County, is a mobile billboard that warns people of the consequences of driving impaired.

It's a rolling reminder that a $20 fare for a cab ride home is much cheaper than the $1,800 or more you'll pay in fines, costs and penalties for getting behind the wheel.

The retired patrol car with its back half painted taxi-cab yellow is owned and operated by the DUI Council, but is available free of charge to Lancaster County groups that want to raise drunk driving awareness.

The car can be reserved by calling the Center for Traffic Safety at 800-955-7233.

 

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