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Teaming Up With Uber for Independence Day
By MADD | July 2, 2014| 8 Comments | Filed in: Drunk Driving

MADD and Uber are launching a national partnership for the Fourth of July holiday, one of the deadliest drunk driving holidays.

This Fourth of July, MADD will receive $1 for each rider in any of Uber’s 70 U.S. cities who uses the UberMADD promo code, and MADD will also receive $10 for each new Uber user who signs up and uses the UberMADD promo code on the Fourth of July.

MADD supports Uber, and other types of car services, as an alternative transportation option for adults who plan to drink alcohol.

Thank you Uber for helping to prevent needless deaths and injuries because of drunk driving. 

Help us spread the word on social media about Uber’s support of MADD using #UberMADD!



   

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Submitted by sindy at 10:59 PM on July 17, 2014
Local law enforcements are some of the security out there at the dance clubs and bars letting the drunks out and drive home very drunk I don't understand it, and the bartenders keep on selling them alcohol knowing they look drunk already, how do I know that you may ask? cause I have seen it myself.
Submitted by Lawrence at 08:02 PM on July 15, 2014
I got a DUI in Illinois in 1992. It's hard for people to believe that 22 years later I still can't drive legally any where in the country because Illinois still holds my driving privileges in revocation. I did not hurt anybody nor was I involved in an accident. These would have been the most productive years of my life. Now with old age creeping up on me I only have hopelessness and homelessness to look forward too. I know drunk driving is a serious crime, but do I really deserve this. I stopped drinking completely June 6, 1996. I wonder how this makes me a treat to public safety in the eyes of the Secretary of State of Illinois.
Submitted by concerned citizen at 02:33 PM on July 15, 2014
http://am1050.com/2011/naylor-arrested-for-owi-on-lake-max/ http://am1050.com/2011/naylor-arrested-for-owi-on-lake-max/ There is 2 before this another 1 in 2013. He got the last one while he was on probation and just got off of house arrest. He had his licence the entire time while he was on house arrest because of his "job" I dont know what to do any more they are getting ready to sweep all 3 under the rug because he is a from a well off family that has pull in the small town in marshall county indiana. I am scared that he is going to kill someone because he knows that he is above the law in the town. Please I have tried to contact all madd and other agencies but I never get a reply. Lets save another life
Submitted by krhod at 10:20 PM on July 10, 2014
I completely agree with no drinking or driving, but I was arrested for drinking and sitting in a parked car while waiting on a ride. How does it help your cause to "tell me" ... Take your chances and try to drive home cause you're going to jail if you just sit there?? Hmmm bet this doesn't get posted.
Submitted by H.E. at 05:46 PM on July 7, 2014
I am an Uber driver as well as a Lyft driver in the Houston metro area. I really like this service because it allows patrons to be responsible when they go out drinking. Currently in Houston this type of service is not approved and will go to vote July 30th. I really hope it passes since there some city councilmen against it. I hear that their primary concern is that these type of services will hinder the city's fund collected from DWI arrested patrons. This is extremely ridiculous, it seems they would rather have people driving out there drunk and causing harm than approve such services. I just wanted MADD to be aware and see if they can suggest something to be done about this. Not as a driver but as a concern citizen.
Submitted by Ace at 09:34 AM on July 6, 2014
My wife and I live in a gated community in a rural county in Ga. There are a lot of people in here that own ATVs and drive them on the gravel roads. This I do not mind but a lot of them do it drunk. POA board members are no help because they are the ones doing it. They are thugs with the votes every year to put them right back in there. Decent people are to scared to vote. We need help. Local law enforcement are no help.
Submitted by Steve at 06:02 PM on July 4, 2014
I would think Madd should look at the passengers contract and insurance before partnering with these companies.
Submitted by Jessie Cups at 06:02 PM on July 2, 2014
This is great for heading out to the bars, but how do you get back?? Here’s a $25 credit for you to try Lyft - it's like a cab, but costs less. To get the $25, just download the mobile app for iPhone/Android and type in “LOSANGELES” in the payments section of the app. If you’re in a pioneer city, you’ll get free rides on top of the $25! To order a ride, tap “Request Lyft” and your driver will pick you up in minutes to get you where you need to go Feel free to share it with friends & family!

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