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Free rides home available tonight, and free coffee, tea along Thruway

Free rides home available tonight, and free coffee, tea along Thruway

This New Year's Eve, the law firm of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti will continue its program to help ke

This New Year's Eve, the law firm of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti will continue its program to help keep area roadways safe by offering free cab rides to those in need of a ride home.

Rides will be available from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. tonight, no questions asked, according to the firm.

Call **LAW (or **529) from your mobile phone or 1-800-LAW1010 (1-800-529-1010) and you will be connected with an operator who will send a free ride from your location to your place of residence.

More than 1,000 free rides home have been provided by the law firm over nearly a decade.

Also, travelers on New Year’s Eve can look forward again to free coffee and tea along the New York State Thruway.

This is the 42nd year the free beverages will be provided at the highway’s 27 travel plazas from 11 p.m. Monday until 7 a.m. Tuesday.

The Thruway Authority says it’s a way to remind drivers to stop for breaks to avoid getting drowsy on the road.

It also warns against stopping on the highway shoulder unless there’s an emergency.

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