As we enter into the 2021 Holiday Season, the Darien Police Department proudly joins with the Governors Highway Safety Association, the Connecticut DOT and Uber to fully support this initiative to reduce impaired driving on our roadways. With fatalities in the State of Connecticut continuing to rise, we urge all potential drivers who may have consumed alcohol or other impairing substances to “Think Smart Before You Start” and to utilize a ride share service instead of getting behind the wheel. Between November 23, 2021 and January 14, 2022, between the hours of 5 PM and 4 AM, a ten dollar discount on all Uber rides is available simply by using the discount code SAVETHENIGHTCT. The life you save may just be your own. On behalf of the men and women of the Darien Police Department, we wish you all a happy, restful holiday season with family and friends.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SAVE THE NIGHT, CONNECTICUT!
CT Department of Transportation Offers $10 Code for Uber to Reduce Impaired Driving this Holiday Season
NEWINGTON, CT – November 23, 2021 – As traffic fatalities continue to rise, the Connecticut Department of Transportation Office of Highway Safety is announcing a $10 discount code for Uber, 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 beginning November 23, 2021 through January 14, 2022 between the hours of 5 PM and 4 AM.
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 5 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.