Five States Get Help For Safe Rides During Holidays; Ride Sharing Reduces Alcohol-Involved Crashes, Studies Show

Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, New Mexico and Texas received a total of $95,000 in grant funds and Uber ride credits to support initiatives that help prevent impaired driving this holiday season. The program, now in its fourth year, offers states ways to provide safe and convenient alternatives to drunk and drugged driving that puts drivers, passengers and others on the road in danger.

The awards, announced on Thursday by the Governors Highway Safety Association, a nonprofit organization representing state highway safety offices, in partnership with Uber, aim to encourage drivers who consume alcohol or other impairing substances to use ride-hailing services instead of getting behind the wheel. 

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