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MVA Highway Safety Office announces holiday rideshare credit program

BALTIMORE, MD—This holiday season, the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s Highway Safety Office is partnering with the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) to provide 1,000 Uber ride credits worth $10 each to Marylanders for a sober ride home.

Maryland is one of five states awarded the grant by GHSA.

The $10 rideshare credits will be available from 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, through 11:59 p.m. Saturday, January 1, 2022. To redeem the $10 credit, Marylanders can open the Uber app, choose Wallet from the menu on the top left corner, and scroll to the Promo Codes section. After inputting the code MAKEAPLAN2021, $10 will be applied to the user’s account. Each rider is limited to two $10 credits during the campaign while the supply lasts.

“There are already too many families that will have empty chairs at the dinner table this holiday season because of the pandemic,” said GHSA Executive Director Jonathan Adkins. “It’s tragic and frustrating to see even more lives lost on our roads from completely preventable drunk and drug-impaired driving crashes. GHSA is proud to partner with Uber to help Maryland provide drivers a safe and convenient alternative to getting behind the wheel impaired.”

Last year, 120 people died and more than 2,600 were injured on Maryland roadways due to impaired driving. Even though 2020 saw substantially lower traffic volumes during the pandemic, 14,170 people were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, with 1,345 of those arrests occurring between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.

Riders and drivers are reminded that Uber’s mask requirement remains in place.

Photo via Pixabay

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