This is not the sick ride you want picking you up in Evesham Township. (credit: Jay Reed)
Evesham Township in New Jersey had a problem—record numbers of people were driving home drunk. The township of 45,000 people was “on track to reach 250 DUI arrests in 2015,” according to Reuters. So it started a pilot program in September in which shuttles were provided to transport the inebriated around after hours.
Just like that, the number of DUI arrests per month went down from an average of 23 per month to just eight.
Now, Evesham township has announced that it’s continuing the pilot program with the help of Uber and a mobile service called BeMyDD. If Evesham Township residents find themselves at one of 19 bars and restaurants in the area, they can request a free ride from either of the two services.
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