The Story Behind Don’tDrive

Drinking and driving is a serious problem which has affected many people. The founders of Don’tDrive, Tristen Houston and Devin Kahl, have always aspired to create a company that provides a social good. The main reason why people drive drunk is because they need their car. Don’tDrive strives to be the solution to this problem, which is to drive people home in their own car.

While focusing on how to solve the problem of drinking and driving, the Don’tDrive team discovered an overall need for people to have their car driven for them in many different situations. The founders saw the opportunity to service people in need by bringing them home in their own car after a scheduled or sudden medical treatment, and by providing a convenient service that allows people who are in need of having their car picked-up and dropped off somewhere.

Tristen and Devin started the company out of the passion to solve drinking and driving. Don’tDrive is here for good with plans to expand across the country to make these services readily available for everyone. The company wants to make sure people have a convenient and safe solution for getting themselves and their cars home whenever they need us.

Founder: Tristen Houston
Tristen Houston founded Don’tDrive in November of 2017. He is a University of Nevada, Reno graduate who was born and raised in the Reno-Tahoe area. He has gained a degree in Political Science and a minor in Entrepreneurship. Tristen is an aspiring entrepreneur who has been starting businesses since he was a little kid. Tristen’s obsession with building companies started with shoveling driveways in the winter and has now progressed to solving the problem of drinking and driving nationwide. Tristen has an ongoing passion to continue building companies and plans to give back to the community through establishing non-profit organizations. He will finished his college education and still has a goal of attending law school. Tristen has passion for solving problems, making the world a better place, and for making people’s lives easier. He aims to pursue this passion through Don’tDrive and many other future endevours.



Co-Founder: Devin Kahl
Devin Kahl was invited to become a co-founder of Don’tDrive in November of 2017. Devin has attended the University of Nevada since 2014. He is majoring in Economics with a minor in Mathematics. Devin has spent a majority of his life in Reno and has been actively involved in the local community. Devin is most passionate about giving back to the area he grew up in, and he brings his passion for helping the community to Don’tDrive. He believes strongly in the company’s vision to reduce the prevalence of drunk driving and has driven many people and their cars home safely.

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Don’tDrive FAQ

How much does it cost?

Our pricing is based on the service you choose. A Don’tDrive Intoxicated ride is $25 plus $1/mile after the first 5 miles. Ubering home and back to your car the next day will cost you a lot more and waste your time. Plus, it’s a lot cheaper than a DUI! A Medical Ride is $50 plus $50/hour after the first hour. Our Car Retrieval/Drop-off service is $40 plus $3/mile after the first 3 miles.

What kind of payments do you accept?

Unlike other ride-sharing companies who only accept credit cards, Don’tDrive also accepts cash. The payment is collected at the end of your ride.

Who is responsible in the event of an accident?

All of our drivers are insured, licensed, and responsible. In the event of an accident involving your car, Don’tDrive will cover the premium and deductible.

How do I become a Don’tDrive driver?

Fill out this form and we will be in contact soon!

What areas do you service?

We currently service the Reno and Sparks area. Soon, we will be expanding our services to Carson City, Lake Tahoe, rural Nevada, and Las Vegas!

Why should I trust Don’tDrive with my car?

Our DesignatedDrivers & Drivers are licensed through the state of Nevada, background & social media checked, and personally interviewed and hired by the founders of Don’tDrive. It is our mission to get you and your car to your destination safely!

What is Car Pickup / DropOff?

Our Car Pickup / Dropoff service is exactly what it sounds like.  Each hour, minute, and second of your time is important.  Don’tDrive allows you to save time during the day by dropping your car off at the shop and picking it up and returning it to you, while you’re at work, home with the kids, or if you’re just too busy.  Our Drivers will come to you, take your car to the shop, and drop it off with you when it is done. Don’tDrive can be your solution.