SPD Department Lieutenant Yuen and SDOT Transportation Director Scott Kubly at Wednesday Press Conference
The Laurelhurst Blog received this information:
The City of Seattle is teaming up with Uber to offer discounted rides during Halloween. This partnership is part of Seattle’s Vision Zero plan to end traffic fatalities and serious injuries on city streets by 2030.
From today through, new and existing Uber users can safely catch a ride home from Halloween festivities in Seattle by entering promo code HALLOWPOOL for a free ride, up to a $10 value.
On October 28, Uber users will also receive VIP access to the Georgetown Morgue Haunted House, when they show their Uber trip receipt.
“Halloween means more people will be out and about – kids trick-or-treating, people going to parties –so it’s important for everyone to be extra cautious,” said Seattle Department of Transportation Director Scott Kubly. “If you’re planning on a night out that includes drinking, plan ahead by using rideshare or taxi.”
According to the National Highway Safety Association (NHTSA), traffic collisions are known to increase on Halloween—especially during peak trick-or-treating hours of 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
“Uber is committed to providing reliable transportation for Halloween,” said Brooke Steger, general manager of Uber Washington. “We want to make it easy for people to leave their keys at home and also give them the peace of mind that they’re not putting others at risk.”
Go here for more information on Road Safety and Vision Zero.