There are no excuses to drink and drive while celebrating St. Patrick's Day or watching the NCAA tournament this weekend. There are several free or cheap rides to help get you or your car home safely.
Rideshare programs Uber and Lyft, along with taxis are always a safe bet. Another Midwest-based ride-sharing app is Way Around. It's currently only available in the Apple Store, users can pay to get chauffeured around in their own car.
The Wisconsin Tavern League's Saferide Program is another option. Saferide is a free ride, up to $25 voucher, offered at more than 100 bars in Milwaukee County. All patrons have to do is tell the bartender they need a ride and a taxi or Lyft is called.
AAA's national safe ride program Tow to Go will tow you and your car, for free, anywhere within a 10-mile radius. This starts on Friday at 6 p.m. and ends Sunday at 6 a.m.
Milwaukee County Transit is giving free rides on all bus routes. MCTS says it all starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday and goes until the end of regular service.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation's free Drive Sober phone app is available in Apple Store and Google Play. DOT says you can use the Blood Alcohol Estimator, the Designated Driver Selector, and Find a Ride Features to safely get through this weekend.