Smirnoff Guardians Provides a Safe Ride Home

 - Jun 3, 2012
References: vimeo & mashable
The Smirnoff Guardians initiative is a social media solution to drinking and driving that allows people to pay for friend's cab rides home when they get too tipsy to make that call for themselves.

Developed by Brian G. Cheung and Vanessa Krchova, both from the Miami Ad School, the concept would integrate a 'safe ride' option onto Facebook that would operate in a similar way to the like and comment features already on the site. When a user 'checks in' to a bar or club, one of their friends could then virtually pay for their cab ride to ensure that they get home in one piece.

The drinker would get a message via text with a code attached to redeem with participating cab companies. The 'guardian' receives points for each ride they cover, which would then be redeemable for free admittance to clubs or allow for a Smirnoff drink to be named after them.