Drunk Driving Affects Everyone Who Shares the Road

Over St. Patty’s Day weekend, we set out to help the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Portland chapter prevent drunk driving and save lives by encouraging riders to leave their keys at home. For every ride taken with MADD’s promo code, Uber donated $1 to support the local chapter’s ongoing efforts here.

We were thrilled to see hundreds of riders in the Portland Metro area join in the pledge to think and ride with Uber.

The Portland Metro community helped Uber raise $1,052 for their local MADD chapter.

Kelly Larkin, MADD Regional Director of Field Relations shared with us that the funds raised will be supporting victims closest to home with grief and judicial support. This includes investing in the development of resources, organizing house visits and helping victims through the court process.

MADD’s goal is to eliminate the number of victims in the Portland Metro area by encouraging people to get every person under the influence home safely. With Uber’s growing presence in Oregon, this is a win-win for the community. We’re excited for Uber to expand in the City of Portland, so residents can continue to make safer choices when driving home.

Kelly Larkin, MADD Regional Director of Field Relations, Pacific Region

A recent report conducted in partnership with Mothers Against Drunk Driving reveals that when empowered with more transportation options like Uber, people are making better choices that save lives. That is why as we continue to make progress toward a permanent home in Portland, we will continue working toward a world where a safe ride is always within reach and where drunk-driving is a thing of the past.

Drunk driving affects everyone who shares the road, and we are grateful to all of the Portland area community members who helped us raise funds to champion this great cause.

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