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Frank Battista, left, and David Weatherman have started D.F.D.D. (David and Frank’s Designated Driver), a new ride service that’s based in Southwest Michigan.

STEVENSVILLE — With a two-car fleet, David Weatherman and Frank Battista are hoping to make Southwest Michigan a safer place.

David and Frank’s Designated Driver was created in late June and started giving rides in early July of this year. Weatherman had formerly driven for Uber and Lyft, but had stopped at the beginning of the pandemic because of COVID-19 concerns.

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