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Safe and stylish driving for the holidays with R&R Limousine and Sober Monkeys.

By Hope Lynn Petersen, Photos by Rudy Arocha

The holidays are rapidly approaching. Parties with coworkers and friends, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations will arrive in rapid succession. While indulging in food and drink this celebration-filled month, please don’t forget the most important rule of the season: drive sober. Accidents and DUIs happen most commonly during the holidays, which is why it is vital to take extra precaution. Fortunately, there are plenty of options in Austin available to those looking to ride legally, safely and stylishly.

Driving Buddy

It’s the end of a long, fun-filled night and you have work at 9 a.m. tomorrow. You know you need to get home safely, but what about your car? You’ll have no time to retrieve it before work! No worries. Sober Monkeys has you covered. The winner of Austin Woman’s small business grant award, Sober Monkeys is a professional designated-driver business servicing the Austin area, created by founder Angela Brinkley. In addition to providing a safe ride home, Sober Monkeys also drives your car home with you.

Customer Melanie McLeroy says, “I adore Sober Monkeys. They are so happy and upbeat, and it’s awesome to be able to go downtown or to a party in my own car and get home safely for less money than taxis both ways!”

Fees range between $30 and $110, depending on the distance. Potential customers register online and reserve their date and time. Visit or call 512.808.9232 during business hours. Sober Monkeys service areas include Austin, Round Rock, Steiner Ranch, Cedar Park, Pflugerville, Del Valle, Driftwood, Lakeway and Belterra, Monday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to midnight, and Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Sophisticated Transport

For those who wish to splurge to experience a comfortable and classy night out, R&R Limousine & Bus is the way to go. Whether you’re partying with friends or just looking to impress a date, R&R Limo can provide the vehicle for any special occasion.

Satisfied user Rosita McCoy states, R & R Limo “has impeccable service. Our driver was a gem of a gentleman. He was so courteous to everyone!”

R&R Limo provides transportation services, including airport shuttling, corporate events, church retreats, school outings and other special occasions. In addition, they offer a wide array of vehicles, from four-door passenger cars to limousine buses. Customers fill out an online form and reserve their desired date and time, and choose the vehicle they would like to rent. There is also a quote form available for customers looking to compare prices. For more information, visit or call 512.947.7433.


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