Take the Pledge
The holiday season is well underway, and with it comes family, friends, and festivities. But it can also be a dangerous time of the year, with people toasting and celebrating, and then getting behind the wheel.
In fact, between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve in 2014, in the U.S., 945 lives were lost in drunk driving crashes.
That’s why we’re teaming up with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) to encourage people in the DMV—and beyond—to use a safe, reliable alternative to getting behind the wheel. And we find our driver-partners share this same commitment of helping to keep drunk drivers off the road.
MEET DRIVER-PARTNER RICHARD WATSON
As a retired Maryland State Trooper, Richard spent his career removing intoxicated drivers from the roads. Today, he continues this same mission by partnering with Uber and providing his community with safe rides home.
“I saw first hand the need for getting intoxicated drivers away from driving on our roads. Being an Uber driver-partner is a rewarding way to be of help to people in my area. This sensible alternative is a fantastic concept and I enjoy being able to provide a needed service.”
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Do your part this holiday season by taking a pledge to not drink and drive. Tweet your pledge from December 16-21, and a $1 donation will be given to MADD.
P.S. UberEVENTS and MADD are also teaming up nationwide to ensure there’s a safe way home for partygoers. Learn more about how you can offer safe rides to your guests this holiday season.
Uber will donate $1.00 USD to MADD for each person who tweets their pledge between December 16, 2015 – December 21, 2015 to @MADDOnline and either @Uber_DC, with a $1,000 maximum donation. Learn more about MADD at www.madd.org.
MADD’s mission is to eliminate drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking. If you or someone you love has been affected by a drunk driver, MADD is here to help. Services are available 24 hours a day, every day of the year through our help line 877.MADD.HELP
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