Coupon code

CTDOT is giving away $ 10 Uber promo code during the holiday season

With the increase in road accidents statewide, the state Department of Transportation introduced a coupon code to save residents money on an Uber ride in an effort to deter potentially impaired drivers. to get behind the wheel during the holiday season.

The code – SAVETHENIGHTCT – will save Connecticut residents $ 10 on an Uber ride between 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday and 4:00 a.m. on January 14. The code will be accessible between 5:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. daily.

The program is funded by a grant from the Governors Highway Safety Association in partnership with Uber. The DOT state has said Connecticut is one of five states to receive the grant.

“Road accidents are increasing at an unprecedented rate,” said DOT commissioner Joseph Giulietti. “It’s a real crisis. If you, or someone you know, needs a sober ride, please opt for a ride and use that $ 10 Uber discount code to save the night – and potentially save a life.

Guilietti said his agency implored Connecticut drivers to be responsible and vigilant during the holiday season.

The state’s DOT said earlier this week that the most recent data shows traffic-related deaths in the state up almost 16% from last year, with 290 fatal crashes reported on November 12. The state’s DOT said this year’s data indicates the state is on track to hit record levels by the end of the year. There were 257 fatal accidents in 2020 and 216 in 2019.

Statistics released by the DOT earlier this week precede what is expected to be a busy vacation week across Connecticut and the country. Earlier this month, AAA said about 53 million people are likely to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday. Of those 53 million travelers, about 90% or 48.3 million people are expected to drive, up 8% from last year, AAA said.