New Year’s Eve was last year’s most dangerous day to drive, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). This year, the group is partnering with ride-hailing apps Uber and Lyft to help revelers get home without a scratch.
How else can you safely get from A to B this New Year’s Eve if you’ve been out enjoying a night of partying? Here are a few great options:
Uber will donate $1 for every ride nationwide between 6 p.m. local time on New Year’s Eve to 6 a.m New Year’s Day if riders use the promo code MADDNYE.
Lots of people will want Uber rides on New Year’s Eve, which means Uber’s surge pricing will be in effect, making rides more expensive. But apps like SurgeProtector can help you find locations near you with lower surge pricing. Uber, meanwhile, says early birds and night owls will get the best rates.
Like Uber, Lyft will donate $1 for every person who makes a “pledge” to travel safely this New Year’s — you can pledge now through 6 a.m. local time on New Year’s Day. Lyft also has its own version of Uber’s “surge pricing” for periods of high demand, which it calls Prime Time.
Flywheel is launching a #SurgeFreeNYE promotion for $10 New Year’s Eve rides for its users in San Francisco, Seattle, San Diego and Sacramento — a direct jab at Uber and Lyft, which up prices when there are a lot of ride requests.
The rideshare app, available in 10 cities, works like Uber and Lyft, but its selling point is that you’ll know your prices upfront. That’s particularly handy when prices on Uber and Lyft are expected to skyrocket on New Year’s Eve. It also has a carpooling function called Shared Rides for people traveling to nearby destinations.
The Curb car service app is known for partnering with only cab companies and professional for-hire drivers. It’s operating in 60 cities alongside 90 cab companies with a fleet of 35,000 cars total.
If you drove to a New Year’s party, but you’re not able to drive home, check out BeMyDD. BeMyDD allows you to book a designated driver and a separate driver that will take both you and your car home. It serves over 76 cities in 31 states, with pricing at $25.00 plus mileage.