Vets Cab Gears Up For Busiest Day Of The Year

With thousands of people from throughout Windsor-Essex ready to ring in the New Year — Vets Cab is preparing for its busiest night of the year.

General Manager Walt Bezzina tells AM800 News the company has gotten thousands of people home safely over the years, but no amount of preparation will ease wait times Sunday night.

"There's no possible way of having enough cabs on the road for that given night," he says. "It's very similar to Halloween, or St. Patrick's Day."

Bezzina says it will take longer than usual to get a cab, but a cab will show up — residents need to be patient.

"There's no point in calling in advance, when you're ready for the cab call, it's going to take a little longer, our usual response time is around five-minutes, it's not going to happen tonight," says Bezzina. "You need to have some patience and be ready to get in that cab when it comes to the front door."

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, Bezzina stressed that party goers know they're going to need a way home, so they should plan ahead.

"Sounds like it's the same old same old, but you should have a plan to get home safely in place before you take that first step," he says. "If you wait until you're too impaired to drive, you're more than likely to make an impaired decision. Don't risk it, it's just not worth it."

Bezzina says more than 190-cabs will be on the road New Year's Eve.

— with files from AM800's Rob Hindi