Uber Offering Free Rides at the Shore Wednesday Night
Wednesday night before Thanksgiving. It's the biggest party night of the year. It's also a time of the year when impaired driving can be very high. Uber is stepping up in an effort to cut down on drunk driving.
Uber is offering free rides up to $10 for customers, or $10 off the total in Monmouth and Ocean counties. This offer is also valid in Middlesex, Somerset, Mercer, Burlington, Camden, Atlantic, Gloucester, Cumberland, Salem, and Cape May.
According to Patch, to qualify as free, the rides must be $10 and under and booked between 9 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27 and 3 a.m. on Thursday, November 28. To get the free ride, enter the promo code "SAFERIDENJ19" into the Uber app, tap payment, and then Add Promo/Gift Code.
Uber is not making any money off of this program. Drivers, however, will be compensated as usual.
More than 1,000 people die nationally between Thanksgiving and New Years due to impaired driving crashes. And an independent study conducted by Temple University found that Uber's entrance into various cities in California resulted in a five percent decrease in the number of people killed in alcohol-related car crashes.
Be responsible Wednesday night, and take advantage of this offer.