Police promoting Uber holiday discount



As traffic fatalities continue to rise, the Connecticut Department of Transportation Office of Highway Safety has announced a $10 discount code for Uber, as a way to encourage people who consume alcohol or other impairing substances to use ride-hailing instead of putting themselves and others on the road at risk by getting behind the wheel.

The discount code, SAVETHENIGHTCT, will be available through Jan. 14, 2022, between the hours of 5 p.m. and 4 a.m.

This program was made possible thanks to a grant from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), in partnership with Uber.

Connecticut is one of only five states to receive this grant.

“Traffic fatalities are increasing at an unprecedented rate,” said Connecticut Department of Transportation Commissioner Joseph Giulietti. “It is a real crisis. If you, or someone you know, needs a sober ride — please, opt for a ride, and use this $10 Uber discount code to save the night — and potentially save a life.”

Ride-hailing services have been shown to reduce crash and impaired driving rates by offering an alternative to getting behind the wheel impaired.

“We are pleading with Connecticut drivers to be more vigilant and more responsible than ever,” Giulietti added. “We need to do everything we can to stop this trend.”

To redeem the $10 Uber discount, enter the code SAVETHENIGHTCT into the Uber app.

For more information, visit facebook.com/CThighwaysafety/.

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