The RideSoberHawaii Challenge

#RideSoberHawaii Challenge

graph comparing alcohol-impaired driving fatalities in Hawaii and nationally

Hawaii averages more alcohol impaired driving fatalities than the rest of the U.S.

Congratulation to lovinhawaii on Instagram for winning the #RideSoberHawaii Challenge!

This holiday season, take the new #RideSoberHawaii challenge presented by department’s EMS & Injury Prevention System Branch. Be part of the movement to prevent alcohol-impaired driving and its consequences by participating in the first ever social media challenge offered to DOH employees, their families, and friends.  From now until Jan. 3, 2019, use the hashtag #RideSoberHawaii on a social media account to post a relevant picture, video, or status update that relates to riding sober or preventing alcohol-impaired driving and you could win a $50 Uber gift card.

Start today by using the hashtag #RideSoberHawaii and post to either Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. A few ideas for social media posts include:

  • A photo on Facebook of you and your friends in a taxi riding to a holiday party;
  • A Tweet about volunteering to be a designated driver for your next sports event;
  • Sign a pledge with your kids, teens or other family, that says they can call you anytime for a safe ride home and post about it;
  • Use the “SaferRide” app to prevent yourself from driving drunk. and post a comment on your experience.

Congratulation to lovinhawaii on Instagram for winning the #RideSoberHawaii Challenge!

The Injury Prevention System Branch provides statewide leadership in preventing death and disability associated with injuries in Hawaii by educating, supporting and mobilizing individuals and organizations to incorporate comprehensive injury prevention strategies in their daily activities. Located at base of Leahi Hospital in the Trotter Building, the Injury Prevention System Branch staff collaborates with partners across the state to address the leading causes of injury by focusing on: drowning prevention, fall prevention, poisoning prevention, suicide prevention, traffic safety, and violence and abuse prevention.


By participating, You, the Contestant, have affirmatively reviewed, accepted, and agreed to all of the Official Rules below:


  1. Eligibility: The RideSoberHawaii Challenge (referred to as “The Campaign” for the remainder of this document) is open only to those who participate on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The instructions are at The Campaign is void where prohibited by law. Employees of Hawai’i Department of Health, are encouraged to participate in the Campaign. The Campaign is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
  2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of Hawai‘i Department of Health as final and binding as it relates to the content of the Campaign.
  3. Campaign Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on November 1, 2018 12:01am HST and ending January 4, 2019. All online entries must be received by January 4, 2019 7:59am HST.
  4. How to Enter: The Campaign must be entered by posting or liking content with the hashtag #RideSoberHawaii. The entry must fulfill all Campaign requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Hawai‘i Department of Health. You are allowed one entry per day per social media platform. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities, or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of Hawai‘i Department of Health.
  5. Prizes: The Winner(s) of the Campaign (the “Winner”) will receive a $50 gift card to Uber. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by Hawai‘i Department of Health. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at Hawai‘i Department of Health’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Hawai‘i Department of Health to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.
  6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  7. Winner Selection and Notification: Winner will be selected by a random drawing under the supervision of Hawai‘i Department of Health. Winner will be notified by social media within five (5) days following selection of Winner. Hawai‘i Department of Health shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 14 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Campaign is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (AT Hawai‘i Department of Health’s SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CAMPAIGN, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.
  8. Rights Granted by You: By entering this content (e.g., photo, video, text, etc.), You understand and agree that Hawai‘i Department of Health, anyone acting on behalf of Hawai‘i Department of Health, and Hawai‘i Department of Health’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Campaign, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes. without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. By entering the RideSoberHawaii Challenge, You represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, You will be disqualified at the sole discretion of Hawai‘i Department of Health. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Hawai‘i Department of Health from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which Hawai‘i Department of Health may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.
  9. Terms & Conditions: Hawai‘i Department of Health reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Campaign should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond Hawai‘i Department of Health’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Campaign. In such case, Hawai‘i Department of Health may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Hawai‘i Department of Health. Hawai‘i Department of Health reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Campaign or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. Hawai‘i Department of Health has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Campaign, to void entries for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Campaign rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Campaign may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, Hawai‘i Department of Health reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  10. Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless Hawai‘i Department of Health and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Campaign and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Campaign; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Campaign or the processing of entries.
  11. Disputes: THIS Campaign IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF the United States AND Hawai‘i, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Campaign, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Campaign, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Hawai‘i having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Campaign). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
  12. Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the Hawai‘i Department of Health website. To read the Privacy Policy, go here:
  13. Winners List: The winner will be listed here at
  14. The Campaign hosted by Hawai‘i Department of Health is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.