Mothers Against Drunk Driving has grave concerns that the future of rideshare is in jeopardy in California. Rideshare apps have provided a lifesaving alternative to arriving home safely after consuming alcohol. MADD is a strong supporter of these services because they expand transportation options and help people plan ahead when activities include alcohol. Losing this extremely convenient, reliable and affordable way to find a safe ride home could put lives at risk.
Drunk driving remains the number one killer on California roads. The best way to prevent drunk driving is to never drink and drive — plan ahead with a non-drinking designated driver when plans include alcohol. Rideshare gives people a viable choice to help keep them safe.
MADD hopes that as lawmakers, opinion leaders and citizens make decisions about the future of rideshare, they will consider how this valuable service provides alternatives to drinking and driving.
About Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Founded in 1980 by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking. MADD has helped to save more than 390,000 lives, reduce drunk driving deaths by more than 50 percent and promote designating a non-drinking driver. MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® calls for law enforcement support, ignition interlocks for all offenders and advanced vehicle technology. MADD has provided supportive services to nearly one million drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge through local victim advocates and the 24-Hour Victim Help Line 1-877-MADD-HELP. Visit www.madd.org or call 1-877-ASK-MADD.
Contact: Becky Iannotta, 202.600.2032, [email protected]