Uber, Evesham Twp. team up to fight DUI

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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
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