If you can’t drive your car, Lilybug can be in your back pocket

by James


Automotively speaking, that is.

The idea was cooked up by William Heath in honor of his friend Lily, who died after a collision with a drunk driver. And as such, the Lilybug is a service – as much as it’s a bike. If you’re having way too much fun at a party (alcoholically speaking) and you don’t think you can drive home, giving a call Lilybug will send an intrepid designated driver to your location and they will drive you and your car home. The bike folds up and fits in 95% of all car trunks so they have a way to get back to the office or head off to the next partygoer in need. The cost is based on mileage, but averages out to $40 an hour. Lilybug donates a percentage of their proceeds to Lilybug Foundation – which financially aids families hurt by drunk drivers – and MADD.

People can also rent the Lilybug separately for $50 an hour, with a two hour minimum. It’s made by DiBlasi R7Es and folds up to a diminutive 30.7″ x 14.5″ x 24″.

Currently being tested in the Southampton, Hampton Bays, Shinnecock, North Sea, Watermill, Bridgehampton and East Hampton areas of New England, but bookings outside that can be taken if made in advance. The scooters are also found at party hotspots during the weekends when revelry is at it’s peak.

Fabulous service to mankind. But can’t we just buy ’em? It’d make a great backup in the car in case it breaks down and you have to be somewhere stat.


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