Law Firm Offers Free 4th of July Uber Rides to Reduce Drunk Driving

By Joe Steck – Mankato Times

MANKATO, MINN. — Knutson + Casey Law firm in Mankato wants to make sure people are safe this 4th of July, so they are offering a free Uber ride to 150 people.

At Knutson + Casey in Mankato, we have been on both sides of drunk driving cases and know that immense harm that can be caused by a simple lack in judgment or poor decision. That’s why we have teamed up with Uber this 4th of July to ensure that Mankato residents have a safe ride home (Details here).

The Law Firm has purchased $1,500 worth of Uber credit that we are giving away to Mankato residents for free so they can get home safely! By simply signing a pledge against drunk driving, you will be emailed a code worth $10 which can be used to get yourself home for the night.

“We see the end results of car accidents and the ones that involve drinking and driving seem to be the worse,” said Wade H. Abed, partner and attorney for Knutson + Casey Law firm “There always seems to be an uptick over the 4th (with drinking and driving) and hopefully this will make a difference.”

In 2015, there were 411 fatalities on Minnesota roadways, 95 of which (23%) were drunk driving related. 2,203 more people suffered drunk driving related injuries and the National Safety Council estimated that drunk driving related crashes cost the state $285 million that year alone.

“We live in the community and are committed to this campaign to help raise awareness about drinking and driving,” Abed said “By having people sign a pledge to not drink and drive, we can hopefully have a safer community.”

Abed said he and two of his partners from the Knutson + Casey Law firm will be giving people rides on the 4th of July.

“I am a licensed Uber driver already and will be driving on the 4th. Randy (Knutson) and Patrick (Casey) are getting licensed and will also be driving,” Abed said “By setting an example and encouraging residents to make smart choices, hopefully we can cut down on drunk driving related collisions and even save a life.”

Event Details

  • There are 150, $10 codes available, one ride per guest (Click here to register)
  • The codes are valid from 4:00 pm on July 4th to 1:00am on July 5th
  • The codes work in a 10 mile radius from the Red, Hot, Boom celebration at the Vetter Stone Amphitheater
  • Codes will be emailed between 8:00 am and 12:00 pm on July 4th
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