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Can’t drive sober? CDOT will help pay for your ride home

It will never be said enough, yes are not good reason why you should get behind the wheel if you’re not sober.

In case you need another good reason why you shouldn’t drive if you’re not alert; Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) wants to help pay for – safe – ride home this holiday season.

According to a news report Through the Colorado Department of Transportation website, CDOT is partnering with popular ride-sharing service, Uber, to offer Colorado residents $10,000 in ride credits — worth $15 per credit. used – in a promotional effort to reduce impaired driving in Colorado during the holidays.

The Governor’s Highway Safety Administration (GHSA) is launching the program in five states across the nation, including Colorado. The campaign, called Be The Ultimate Party Host, is part of a CDOT grant received from GHSA to help reduce impaired driving

While anyone can use the discount to stay safe during the holidays, CDOT is marketing a special offer to people who are hosting holiday parties. Ultimately, the promotion seeks to deter drivers from under the influence, offering all Coloradoans a solution – free sober rides to or from holiday gatherings.

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Through January 3, 2022, Colorado residents can redeem a $15 special ride credit with code “HOLIDAYSAFE” in the Promotions section of the Uber app.

(It’s important to note that ride credits, currently available statewide, are limited to one use per person; additionally, credits must be redeemed by 5pm – 5 a.m)

According to CDOT, there have been 220 impaired driving deaths in Colorado to date in 2021, accounting for 36% of all traffic deaths this year; During the Thanksgiving holiday alone, 11 people were killed on the roads of Colorado.

If current trends continue, 2021 will be the deadliest year on Colorado roads since 2004. There have been 617 deaths so far, 6% more than this time last year. In addition, the number of deaths related to a defective driver increased by 15% compared to last year.

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Aila Slisco

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