Working Together for Safer Streets in Evesham

On October 15, the town of Evesham, NJ is introducing a pioneering partnership with Uber to provide safe rides for all of its residents to help prevent drunk driving.

Evesham Mayor Randy Brown spearheaded an agreement that will fully pay for all rides taken from select bars and restaurants to homes within the township between 9pm – 2am.


The town of Evesham aims to ensure a safe ride is within reach when residents need it most


In 2013, DWIs in Evesham increased by 14.8% compared to 2012. Since then, Evesham has been taking a concerted, data-driven approach to reducing alcohol-related traffic incidents. Uber’s technology complements this commitment by providing access to a safe, reliable transportation option.

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Recent reports have proven Uber’s ability to help reduce drunk driving incidents. The reports include a study completed in partnership with Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD) which concluded that people make choices that result in fewer alcohol-related crashes when given more transportation options like Uber. In addition, an independent study from Temple University found that cities where Uber operates have 3.6-5.6% fewer drunk driving deaths than cities without access to ridesharing.


With this partnership, Uber and the town of Evesham will empower local residents with a transportation option to help prevent drunk driving


THE DETAILS:

  • Evesham Township will fully pay for rides taken from select bars and restaurants within the towns of Evesham and Voorhees directly to residents’ homes in either town
  • The Safe Ride option within the app will be automatically enabled when riders request from one of the designated program locations*
  • The Safe Ride option within the app will be available between the hours of 9pm – 2am
  • Pickup and destination locations can be from any of the locations listed within the map area shown here directly home

HOW IT WORKS:

  1. OPEN your Uber app between the hours of 9pm – 2am when you are leaving one of the program locations
  2. SELECT the EVESHAM or VOORHEES Safe Ride option (depending on which location you’re leaving from)
  3. REQUEST your ride home
  4. That’s it!

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Pickups can be from any of the following locations:

IN EVESHAM:

Bertucci’s
Bonefish Grill
Brio Tuscan Grille
Carrabbas Italian Grill
Casa Carollo Bar & Grill
Champps Kitchen + Bar
Estia Greek Taverna
Evesham Memorial VFW Post
Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
The Links Country Club
Little Mill Country Club
Marco’s Restaurant
Marlton Elk’s Lodge
Marlton Tavern
The Mexican Food Factory
Mikado
Outback Steakhouse
PF Chang’s
Redstone American Grill
Scaturro’s
TGI Fridays

 

IN VOORHEES:

Applebee’s Grill & Bar
Burger 21
Catelli Duo
Library 2 Restaurant
Iron Hill Brewery
The Mansion on Main Street
Olive Garden
Ott’s Restaurant
Rodizio Grille

Stay up to date with all things Uber in New Jersey by following us at @Uber_NJ.
*Rides must be from participating Safe Ride Program locations directly to an Evesham residence.  

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