Free Lyft rides available for Saturday’s Halloween revelers

Lyft is a ride-hailing service that competes with Uber. (photo courtesy of Lyft)

Revelers celebrating Halloween on Saturday, Oct. 28, can get a free ride home through a long-running program to discourage drunk driving.

The Washington Regional Alcohol Program is providing up to 1,500 free rides worth as much as $15 apiece through the ride-hailing service Lyft.

To access the nonprofit’s SoberRide promotion, revelers ages 21 and older who have consumed alcohol can input the promo code “DCHALLOWEEN” on the Lyft mobile app while summoning a ride. The free rides will become available at 10 p.m. and will last until 4 a.m. or until 1,500 Lyft users have already claimed free rides.

The SoberRide program has provided 67,991 rides on various holidays since 1993, and began partnering with Lyft instead of traditional taxicabs earlier this year.