Designated Drinking

Student-run Motorized Scooter Taxi

Next time you’re pondering accepting another round when the waitress returns to take a second drink order think about calling Designated Drive-yers. Instead of leaving your vehicle downtown and hailing a cab, or trying to drive home after drinking, give this student run business a call – you’ll be met at your convenience by a chauffer on a collapsible motorized scooter that folds easily into the trunk.

“Basically we need a half an hour’s notice,” says owner James Kennedy. “Drinking is a pretty big part of our identity, whether that’s good or not isn’t the point. We just want to make a contribution and help out where we can.”

The flat rate starts at $7 and any additional kilometre is $3. Designated Drive-yers also offers personal chauffeuring services, which is popular with tourists and out of towners who are staying at downtown hotels. Whether you plan ahead and call before you head out or realize you’ve had too much to drink –Designated Drive-yers is merely a phone call away at 880-8820 or book online at

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