People, Person, Computer, Electronics, LCD Screen, Laptop, Pc

Enjoy the Ride, Pledge Not to Drive Impaired

There’s never an excuse to drive impaired, so Lyft is teaming up with the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association and Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition to promote responsible riding and reduce impaired driving.

With recreational marijuana dispensaries opening in Massachusetts, we’re doing our part to combat intoxicated driving by committing $50,000 in ride credit to people in Massachusetts who pledge not to drive intoxicated.

“Impaired drivers risk irreparable harm to both themselves and those they share the road with. As recreational marijuana dispensaries open in Massachusetts, remember to plan ahead before consuming cannabis. Lyft is a great way to get a responsible ride home,” said Chief Mark Leahy, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association.

“MassCann supports responsible consumption as the adult-use market approaches,” said Maggie Kinsella, Press Secretary for MassCann. “In our data-driven work to build a more moral and rational marijuana public policy, we are advocates of responsible transportation for those consuming cannabis. Don’t get behind the wheel when you are impaired.”

88% of Lyft riders have reported that they ride to avoid driving under the influence, and a study showed that the availability of ridesharing can reduce alcohol-related driving arrests by up to 51% and OWI deaths by more than 10%.

“We are excited to support this important effort to help ensure any Massachusetts resident who is under the influence of marijuana is not driving and has access to a responsible ride home,” said Tyler George, Lyft New England General Manager. “Safety is our top priority - Lyft is committed to providing affordable and reliable rides no matter the occasion.”

Follow Lyft, the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, and MassCann on social media as recreational dispensaries open for more information on how to claim your credit and take the pledge not to drive impaired.

Read more >

Published on Aug 8, 2018

Other people viewed

Growth Marketing Manager

HealthTap United States United States
Your core opportunity: Work with a stellar team to make HealthTap a leading global household healthcare technology brand.Why HealthTap: Because we're changing the world for the better by helping millions everywhere live healthier, happier, and lon...

Search Engineer

HealthTap United States United States
Write code, save lives. As HealthTap's Backend Architect, you have unique problem-solving capabilities and a deep passion for solving problems. Scalability, a focus on the user, and optimal solutions - that's the stuff that has helped HealthTap s...

Machine Learning Engineer

HealthTap United States United States
Are you convinced that data is an invaluable resource for companies? Do you get excited when you build and model data to analyze and interpret into meaningful information? Are you ready to add your data touch to the future of A.I.? Three times yes...

Backend Engineer

HealthTap United States United States
Do you love to manipulate data? Do you hear problems in one language and create solutions in code? Do you live for continuous integration? Three times yes? Sounds like we found a match! HealthTap is a technology company dedicated to helping billio...