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Tips for those using a cab on New Year's Eve

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HERRIN, IL (KFVS) - Some companies are urging partygoers to think ahead and have a plan to avoid drinking and driving later on New Year's Eve night.

But in places like southern Illinois, grabbing a cab isn't as simple.

Here are the best tips from the drivers themselves to make it easier and faster for everyone after your New Year's celebration.

One tip for those planning on taking one home, call 30 minutes ahead of time.

These guys plan to be busy.

Some cab drivers say to have cash ready, most cab companies only take cash and not everyone is willing to drive you to an ATM

But Earl Byrley with AB's Affordable Cab in Herrin said he will.

Byrley said being too drunk can make things difficult and you might end up at the place you were trying to avoid.

“People have a tendency to drink too much and I've had a few get in a cab that can't even tell me their address and tell me where they are going. A few of them I've had to drop off at a police station,” he said.

Byrley said he wants to get as many people home safely as possible, being on time as a passenger will also help things run smoothly throughout the night.

“The cab can't sit there and wait, you know, 15 or 20 on somebody because you have other people waiting on cab rides and they need to get to where they are going too,” said Byrley.

And as always, never forget to tip!

AB's Affordable Cab will also make deliveries on New Year's Eve night.

For more information on their services, call: 618-942-5287

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