One South Jersey city calls a free Uber when you're too drunk to drive

One South Jersey town calls a free Uber if you're too drunk to drive

A southern New Jersey city of forty five,000 is testing out a brand new sort of experience-hailing program, this one focused at individuals who’ve had a bit an excessive amount of to drink. Uber has partnered with New Jersey’s Evesham Township to offer free rides to people who find themselves too inebriated to drive themselves house, Reuters stories. The service is accessible to patrons in at the least 19 bars and eating places within the space. One other free-journey service, BeMyDD, additionally went reside in Evesham on Friday, and each packages are funded by way of donations from native nonprofits and companies.

In September, the city ran a pilot program that provided free shuttle rides to drinkers, and that service helped lower DUI arrests by sixty five % — they dropped from a mean of 23 per 30 days in January to August, to only eight in September, based on the report. The pilot program offered free rides to greater than 350 individuals, which is nice, contemplating Evesham was getting ready to hitting 250 DUI arrests in 2015 — a document-excessive for the city. The Uber and BeMyDD providers can be found from 9PM to 2AM each night time, and the partnerships are locked in via January 2nd. Completely satisfied New Yr, Evesham.

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