Uber, Evesham Twp. team up to fight DUI

Thursday, October 15, 2015
The headquarters of Uber in San Francisco.
The headquarters of Uber in San Francisco.
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EVESHAM TWP. -- Evesham Township in Burlington County is teaming up with Uber to curb drunk driving.

The pilot program offers residents a free ride from select bars and restaurants to homes in Evesham.

Town leaders came up with the idea after seeing a spike in DUIs.

Users will be able to select a "safe ride" option on Uber's app and then the township will pay the fare.

THE DETAILS:

Evesham Township will fully pay for rides taken from select bars and restaurants within the Township to homes of Evesham residents, between the hours of 9pm and 2am, through January 2nd, 2016.

The Safe Ride option will be automatically enabled when riders request from one of the designated program locations.

The Safe Ride option will be available to request trips between the hours of 9 p.m. and 2 a.m.

Pick-ups must take place at one of the following locations and drop-offs must be at a location within the Evesham Township limits:

Bertucci's

Bonefish Grill

Brio Tuscan Grille

Carrabbas Italian Grill

Casa Carollo Bar & Grill

Champps Kitchen + Bar

Estia Greek Taverna

Evesham Memorial VFW Post

Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

The Links Country Club

Little Mill Country Club

Marco's Restaurant

Marlton Elk's Lodge

Marlton Tavern

The Mexican Food Factory

Mikado

Outback Steakhouse

PF Chang's

Redstone American Grill

Scaturro's

TGI Fridays