NMDOT Promotes Safe Rides Through Super Bowl Weekend

Transportation Secretary Mike Sandoval


SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) and the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA) have partnered with Lyft to offer safe rides in New Mexico now through Super Bowl weekend, Feb. 8, 2021, to combat drunk driving.

Participants will receive a $20 Lyft credit to be used up to two times per Lyft account. 

Rides are offered anywhere statewide where Lyft is available. Participants may access the credit through the Lyft app using the code: NMSuper21.

Tips are not included, and refunds are not provided for trips costing less than the $20 credit. 

All riders are required to wear masks and New Mexicans are encouraged to limit unnecessary travel outside of the home and avoid gatherings with non-household members to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

“Adults in the United States are drinking 14 percent more during the pandemic,” Transportation Secretary Mike Sandoval said. “It’s understandable people want to celebrate the playoffs and Super Bowl, but the department simply asks New Mexicans to plan ahead. Don’t drink and drive. Stay home and limit travel, but if you do need to go somewhere, please make responsible decisions and let someone else do the driving.”