ND - The
North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) is pleased to announce it has
received grant funds through the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA)
through a partnership with Lyft, a ride-hailing service available statewide in
North Dakota, to offer $10 off vouchers to Lyft users in North Dakota.
Beginning December 14 to December 31 the first 1,000
Lyft users who ride from 5pm to 2am, each day, can use a code to get $10 off
their ride. The code will be given through social and digital media campaigns,
as well as through the mid-December.
The code can only be used once per ride, but there is no limit on the number of
times a person can use the code from December 14 to December 31. The Lyft app is available in your smart
phone’s app store.
This is the first year of a state grant program funded by
Lyft and administered by GHSA providing a combination of cash grants and ride
credits that can be used towards discounts on Lyft fares. The goal of the
program is to encourage all road users to use a ride-hailing service to travel
when they are impaired, rather than putting themselves or others at risk. North
Dakota was one of five states selected to receive this grant. Other states
include California, Illinois, Louisiana, and Washington.
“Arrests for driving under the influence (DUI) are 100
percent preventable by drivers taking personal responsibility to drive sober or
plan for a sober ride,” says NDDOT Safety Division Director Karin Mongeon. “The
availability of this voucher makes it easy for people to access a sober ride to
reach their destination safely and assists us to move toward the goal of zero motor vehicle fatalities and
serious injuries on North Dakota roads.”
In North Dakota in 2017, approximately 1 in 6 adult
arrests were for DUI and about 50% of motor vehicle fatalities were alcohol-related.
“The holidays should be a time of celebration, but far too
many families instead have to face the loss of a loved one due to impaired road
use,” said GHSA Executive Director Jonathan Adkins. “Ride-hailing services are
an easy alternative to impaired driving and we are excited to partner with Lyft
on this effort to provide resources that will help ensure the safety of all
Visit the wall to view memorials built on the hope of
preventing another death on North Dakota roads.