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Catch A Free Uber Ride This New Year's Holiday
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New Year’s Eve is one of the busiest holidays in New York City and the tri-state area. Thousands of people worldwide flock to Times Square and local bars and nightclubs to drink and have a good time. Tourists and New York/New Jersey natives hit the streets and celebrate the new year with friends and family. Unfortunately, it is also a time when many people end up in crashes and car accidents due to drunk driving. However, one law firm in Hoboken created a generous option for drivers on New Year’s Eve as reported by patch.com.
Glugeth & Perguidi
For the holidays, the law firm of Glugeth & Perguidi is offering a New Year’s Eve free ride program. The firm will pay Uber, Lyft, and cab drivers up to $30 for their rides, plus a 10% tip for up to 100 people who need a ride home after celebrating. According to the data collected by the law firm, 22 crashes in 2019 involved a drunk driver on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s day.
Most accidents occur before 8 a.m. on New Year’s Day, with drivers and passengers ending up with injuries or fatalities.
As documented by the National Safety Council, close to 36% of deaths during New Year’s in 2019 were due to drunk drivers.
“If you find yourself drinking on New Year’s Eve, simply get a ride in an Uber, Lyft, or taxi. Once you get to your final destination, send a copy of your receipt and your ID to the following address within ten business days,” in a statement from Glugeth & Pergudi. The address to submit your receipt is 5 Marine View Plaza, Suite 303, Hoboken, NJ 07030.
Here are the requirements to qualify for a free ride:
- The ride must be taken within the NYC or New Jersey metropolitan area;
- You must be of legal drinking age (i.e. 21 or older);
- Reimbursement is only valid for a single one-way ride;
- The ride must be taken between 5 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2022 and 10 a.m. Jan. 1, 2023.
- Reimbursement is limited to $30 including a 10 percent tip.
Only the first 100 submissions will be reimbursed, so remember to act fast after your ride home.