SEATTLE – The City of Seattle is teaming up with Uber to offer discounted rides this Halloween. At a time when children are trick-or-treating and adults are celebrating during weekend festivities, it’s important to be alert and stay safe on Seattle streets. This partnership is part of Seattle’s Vision Zero plan to end traffic fatalities and serious injuries on city streets by 2030.
From Friday, October 28 to Monday, October 31, 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. In 2015, more than half (52%) of all highway fatalities across the nation on Halloween night involved a driver or a motorcycle rider with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or higher. Halloween may be one night, but parties and festivities happen all month long.
“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.”
To learn more about Road Safety and Vision Zero, visit www.seattle.gov/visionzero. #VisionZeroSEA
Contact: Sue Romero, Senior Public Relations Specialist, 206.684.8548