Rideshares offer alternative to drunk driving

On average, more people die in motor vehicle crashes on Independence Day than any other day of the year, and alcohol is partially to blame, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

For those who opted to imbibe on Independence day, there were a multitude of ways to get home safely.

Capital Metro made all their services free after 5 p.m. AAA offered it's Tipsy Tow, a service that provides drivers with a safe ride home, and will tow their car up to ten miles for free.

Rideshare drivers said they had a busy day. Uber and Lyft were both offering drivers incentives to pick up passengers in Austin.

Tony Araguz has been a Lyft driver for the past year and a half. This was the first Fourth of July he decided to drive.

"I feel it's good to be out and working on the holidays ...especially if you're providing a service like his where you're helping people." Araguz said.