As many get ready to ring in the New Year, taxi driver Jeff Howlett gets ready for, what could be, a dangerous night ahead. "You just have to take extra caution on New Year's Eve. Especially with some weather conditions that might be challenging," says Howlett.
Driving for the Unity Taxi Company for nearly three years, Howlett knows a thing or two about hitting the roads on New Year's Eve. "It is a little extra caution that has to be observed when driving on New Year's Eve," says Howlett.
On this New Year's Eve, the weather is making an already challenging night even worse, but this driver is ready. "Last year I think we had a total of a half inch of snow. Evansville averages thirteen inches of snow a year, and we've gotten almost ten inches the last couple of days. It's been a little slower going on the secondary roads, but the primary roads were taken care of pretty well by the city."
As these drivers go the extra mile, this cab company makes sure it does too. "All of our vehicles, from the tires, to the mechanical operation, they are kept to the highest degree possible. All we do is go slow, be mindful of slick spots, black ice, just take extra time and extra caution," he adds. Extra time and caution will have this cab driver ringing in 20-13 with ease.
The law firm of Woods & Woods has teamed up with Unity Taxi again this year to provide free rides home. Cab stands will be at Casino Aztar, Club Royale, and Ri Ra throughout the night.