BOSTON (CBS) — Ride-share company Uber is offering free and discounted rides in many communities across Massachusetts on Nov. 27 to try to discourage drunk driving on one of the biggest drinking nights of the year.
The discounted rides are being offered in conjunction with Moms Against Drunk Driving (MADD). All of Berkshire, Franklin, Hamden, Hampshire and Worcester counties are eligible for the discount, as well as Ashland, Holliston, Framingham, Medfield, Millis, Natick, Sherborn, Sudbury and Wayland.READ MORE: Hynes Convention Center Closes As Mass Vaccination Site
Riders can unlock the discount by using promo code SAFERIDEMA19. The code will discount the ride up to $10, so rides under $10 are free.
The discount is available from 9 p.m. Wednesday to 3 a.m. Thursday.READ MORE: Keller @ Large: Talks Drag Over Infrastructure Bill, But One Side Has The Upper Hand
Last year, the company offered this program in eastern Massachusetts.
The night before Thanksgiving, also called “Blackout Wednesday,” is one of the heaviest drinking nights of the year. According to a news release, more than 1,000 people die nationally between Thanksgiving and New Years om drunk driving crashes. Thanksgiving Eve is the deadliest night of them all.MORE NEWS: Plans To Rebuild Norwood Hospital In The Works After Floods Destroyed Building One Year Ago