Hauptman O’Brien Safe Ride Home

Each year, the holidays bring a spike in the number of injuries and deaths caused by drunk driving. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), 40% of traffic deaths during the holiday season are alcohol-related.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving found that 720 people are injured and 27 people die each day in drunk driving accidents. That’s one injury every 2 minutes and one death every 53 minutes. These figures can double or triple at the end of the year, averaging 2160 injuries and 81 people killed every day during the holiday season.

We are involved in our community and we care about the well-being of everyone in it. We want our friends and family to be happy, safe, and healthy for a long time. That’s why we offer our Safe Ride Home Program.

Safe Ride Home makes it simple for those who have had too much to drink to arrive home safely, without putting themselves or others at risk. Consider it our holiday gift to the residents of Douglas and Sarpy Counties. All it takes is one phone call and you’ll get a free cab ride courtesy of Hauptman, O’Brien, Wolf & Lathrop P.C.

How to Get a Safe Ride Home

Please be patient and make sure to call ahead.  The demand for cabs is high during the Safe Ride Home campaign, so they may not be available upon the time of request.

Follow the steps below if you’re in need of a Safe Ride Home. Please note the following restrictions:

  • Cab rides can only start and end within Douglas and Sarpy Counties
  • You cannot get a free cab ride to or from Iowa
  • You will only be taken HOME, not to another event location
  • Cab rides are provided on St. Patrick’s Day; Friday, March 17th between 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.

By Phone:

  1. Call Happy Cab at 402-292-2222
  2. Advise the call center that you would like the Hauptman O’Brien Safe Ride Home. If you don’t do this, your ride won’t be free.
  3. Schedule your cab ride home
  4. Get home safe

By Smartphone App: 

  1. Download the ‘Rides Nebraska’ app by using the links below
  2. When scheduling your ride, type “SAFERIDE” in the “Promo” section. If you don’t do this, your ride won’t be free.

Click here to download the ‘Rides Nebraska’ app for iPhone users.

Click here to download the ‘Rides Nebraska’ app for Android users.





Founded in 1990, Safe Ride Home began with a single mission – help Nebraskans avoid drinking and driving by paying for their cab fares, so they can safely get home to their friends and loved ones.

In the 26 years since, the Safe Ride Home program has provided tens of thousands of free cab rides and has saved countless lives. The success of the program has led us to expand it to offer Safe Rides Home over St. Patrick’s Day and for victims of Domestic Violence all year long. Help us keep our roads and communities safe from drunk and impaired drivers by being responsible and take a free cab ride home on us.

Share with a Friend

Our goal is to save lives by reducing the number of impaired and drunk drivers on the road. To be truly effective, we need your help spreading the word. Please tell your friends and family about our Safe Ride Home program by sharing this page across your social networks. Together, we can make a difference.

Thank You, and Happy Holidays

“On behalf of our entire staff at Hauptman, O’Brien, Wolf & Lathrop, we wish you and your families a safe and Happy St. Patrick’s Day. We are thankful to the many people who have utilized our Safe Ride Home service, and to the community who has continued to support this program for over 26 years. Together, we can continue to help Omaha residents achieve a safe and happy 2017.”

Sincerely, Tim O’Brien, Melany O’Brien, and Steven Lathrop