Lyft Inc.

09/14/2017 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/13/2017 19:37

Lyft Chicago and Riverside Police Department Team Up for Safe Rides

We're excited to partner with the Riverside Police Department to help reduce drunk or impaired driving across Cook County. In the first six months of 2017 there was a 31 percent reduction in DUI arrests made by the Riverside Police.

To help us get passengers home safe, Riverside Police Officers will provide drunk or impaired individuals 50% off a ride to get home safely and not drive. In addition, the department will provide discount cards to local restaurants and bars to give to their customers need help to get home safely.

99% of passengers say Lyft rides are safe, friendly places. When it comes to avoiding a DUI we've seen as high as 87% of passengers that are less likely to avoid drinking and driving because of Lyft. By partnering with Riverside Police we're excited to keep helping people get home safe and avoid the hefty DUI costs.