TEAM Coalition members and strategic partners are unified by a collective mission. This holiday season Lyft and the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) exemplified this mission by working together for the third year to promote responsible alcohol consumption. The two organizations provided about $100,000 in grants and Lyft ride credits to State Highway Safety Offices to promote responsibility at the local level during the holiday season. The following state highway safety offices received these grants: Colorado, Illinois, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Texas.
The innovative state-led programs maintain the goal of reducing impaired road use while promoting traffic safety within their communities. Individuals are encouraged to use ride-share services, such as Lyft, rather than risk the lives of others or themselves on the road. Read more about the local initiatives taken through the grant and ride-share credits from GHSA and Lyft.
US DOT / NHTSA 2019 NATIONAL DATA:
- In 2019, 10,142 people were killed as a result of alcohol-related (BAC > 0.08) car crashes, a decrease of 5.3% from the 10,710 fatalities in 2018.
- Many, if not most of those lives would have been saved if people did not drive when they were impaired by alcohol or if they used sober, designated drivers or if they simply wore their seat belts.
- Statistics and research clearly show that 21-34 year old males are the demographic most likely to be involved in an automobile crash, drive when impaired by alcohol and fail to buckle up.