Waze Teams Up with Lyft, Sidecar and 99Taxis to Fight Impaired St. Patrick's Day Driving!

St Patrick's day is a holiday that almost anyone can get behind!
Parades, leprechauns and green beer - what's not to like?  And while we're not ones to shy away from the festivities, we feel it's important to say something about acting responsibly on St. Patrick's Day.    
While you're probably aware that drinking and driving is a terrible idea, things may be worse - much worse - than you had previously thought. This is especially true on St Patrick's Day. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
  • Every day, nearly 30 Americans die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-imparied driver. 
  • That works out to one death every 48 minutes with a cost of 51 Billion USD per year. 
  • 40% of all deaths in crashes between 2006 - 2010 involved a drunk driver during the St. Patricks Day holiday   
    
These are pretty grim numbers but there are many things you can do to prevent needless tragedy.  
  • Plan ahead   
  • Use a designated driver
  • Use a taxi/ride sharing app such as Lyft, Sidecar or 99Taxis 
To encourage Wazers not to drive, we've teamed up with Lyft and Sidecar in offering a $25 credit (Lyft) and a 20$ credit (Sidecar) for first-time passengers to help you get home safely. Follow the link below for Lyft. For Sidecar, you'll need to enter the promo code WAZE when signing up.
If you are in Brazil you can consider using 99 taxis to get home safe. 
We hope everyone has a great St Patrick's Day, but if you are going to drink, please make the wise choice to get home safely.

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