Lyft offering free rides for Texans over Labor Day weekend

Lyft is helping Texans celebrate Labor Day responsibly by providing $50,000 in free rides across the state.

Texans can claim their free ride -- up to a $10 discount -- with code RIDESMARTLD in the Lyft app. The offer is valid August 31 at 12 p.m. though September 3 at 11:59 p.m.

The free rides are part of Lyft's Ride Smart TX program, focused on reducing drinking and driving. The program launched in May with free rides for Cinco de Mayo and offered free rides of the Fourth of July as well.

“Labor Day festivities create a busy weekend for Houston roads,” stated Kaleb Miller, General Manager for Lyft Gulf Coast. “Data shows that 36 percent of Labor Day weekend fatalities involved an alcohol-impaired driver, and Lyft is committed to doing our part to combat this statistic and encourage responsible choices through our Ride Smart TX program.”