BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – Residents of the higher Baton Rouge space now have one other useful resource to get round city, referred to as Lyft, and metropolis officers are hoping this will even make roads across the metropolis safer.
Safety and comfort, in accordance to Lyft senior coverage communications supervisor, Chelsea Harrison, are prime priorities for the corporate, with security being of particular concern for native regulation enforcement. Baton Rouge police say the roads have been a bit safer final yr, with DUI numbers down. There have been 1,zero90 DUI arrests made in 2015, in contrast to 1,018 in 2016; 72 much less. Sgt. L’Jean McKneely says that might be thanks to packages like Lyft.
“You’re not only protecting yourself, but you’re protecting others and being responsible. Getting behind a car while you’re impaired is something you shouldn’t do because of the possibility of injuring yourself or killing yourself or someone else.”
The service is obtainable on the contact of a finger. Simply go to the App Store and obtain the Lyft app. Then determine whether or not you’re driving solo, in which case you’d use the common Lyft service, or in case you’ll be touring with a gaggle of associates, then Lyft Plus would be the higher choice. Then, in accordance to Harrison, a driver will probably be on the best way.
In preserving with making certain the security of passengers, Harrison says, “All Lyft drivers undergo criminal background checks, driving record checks, and vehicle inspections.”
Lyft is obtainable in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. An entire pricing listing is under:
- Base fare: $1.25
- Service charge: $1.95
- Per minute: $zero.15
- Per mile: $zero.90
- Min. fare: $four.00
- Lyft Plus (6 passenger car)
- Base fare: $2.00
- Service payment: $1.95
- Per minute: $zero.25
- Per mile: $1.35
To rejoice the launch, new passengers shall be in a position to use the code LYFTLOVE17 to obtain $5 off their first Lyft experience.