Let’s Make Our City Streets Safe

The Safe Streets Initiative is a coalition of businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies working to prevent crashes and fatalities in cities across America.

Our Mission

The Safe Streets Initiative is committed to keeping our communities safe by encouraging those who enjoy going out to find a safe ride home instead of driving under the influence.

Safe Streets Month

The Safe Streets Initiative has dedicated December as Safe Streets Month™ to raise additional awareness of unsafe driving during the holiday season. We are partnering with local businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies that also encourage everyone to plan for a safe ride home instead of driving impaired.

The Problem

According to MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), drunk driving is still the #1 cause of highway fatalities. And driving under the influence of other substances is on the rise (madd.org).

The Solution
Allowing Businesses to contribute to keeping our streets safe.

A recent change in laws now allow substance-related businesses, in 44 states and the District of Columbia, to offer free or discounted rides to consumers to keep their communities safe (leginfo.legislature.ca.gov).

Partners in furthering the cause.

We’re proud to announce our first partner ONUS, an app-based service, is assisting in the effort to reduce DUIs and DUI related crashes by providing ride credits* for use on Uber and Lyft for consumers.

The ride credits given or earned through ONUS are paid by the participating bars, restaurants, member clubs, and brands, where substance-related products are consumed.

Safe Streets Initiative endorses ONUS as a fun, safe and easy solution to keeping our streets safe and promoting responsible driving.

We believe ONUS is the first of many partnerships to explore providing consumers with a variety of choices in getting home safely after an evening out.

Help Make Our Streets Safe

Join us in promoting Safe Streets Initiative today!

Please contact W. Vito Montone at 888.983.6687 x5 or vito.montone@onusrides.com

*Must be at least 21 years old • Read Terms and Conditions for all details • Consume Responsibly!

Our current partners... and more to come:

Car crashes are on the rise!

Real numbers real lives.

MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving)... 

Every 2 minutes
someone is injured in a drunk driving crash.

Everyday 28 people die
in the US in a crash involving an alcohol impaired driver.

$44+ Billion
is the annual cost of alcohol-related crashes.

#1 Cause of Death
on our streets is still drunk driving

These statistics are just not acceptable.

States that legalized recreational weed see increase in car accidents, studies say

NBC News

The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that the probable cause of a crash that killed 12 people on a church bus near Concan, Texas, in March 2017 was that the 20-year-old man whose truck hit the bus was under the influence of marijuana and a sedative.

In its report, the board says that there has been an increase in the number of drug-impaired drivers across the country and that something must be done about it.

Facts + Statistics: Alcohol-impaired driving

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Alcohol is a major factor in traffic accidents. Based on data from the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there was an alcohol-impaired traffic fatality every 48 minutes in 2017. 

Alcohol-impaired crashes are those that involve at least one driver or a motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 grams per deciliter or above, the legal definition of impaired driving. 

We hope to work with these kinds of companies:

We're proud sponsors of:

mothers against drunk driving