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Lyft offering discounted rides home to Louisiana residents through New Year's Day

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Posted at 9:25 PM, Dec 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-27 22:25:05-05

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana residents can get discounted rides home through the holidays in a partnership between the state highway safety commission and ridesharing company Lyft aimed at lessening drunken driving incidents.

The News-Star reports that $5 discounts will be available in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe, New Orleans and Shreveport with the code "RIDESMARTLA" in the Lyft app.

Louisiana is one of five states that secured funding through Lyft and the Governors Highway Safety Association to offer the discount from the ridesharing company.

The $5 discounts are available from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. now through New Year's Day.

Lyft also is working with the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission to support social media efforts throughout the state to get the word out about the dangers of impaired driving.