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In the Washington, DC area, the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) wants you to do more than rely on the luck of the Irish to make it home safely. 

Starting at 4:00 pm on the afternoon of Monday, March 17th, and continuing until 4:00 am on Tuesday, March 18th, you can take advantage of WRAP’s SoberRide program by calling 1-800-200-TAXI to get a free cab ride home (up to $30.00). AT&T customers may dial #WRAP from their wireless phones.

Last St. Patrick’s Day, 212 free rides were given to partiers, preventing possible property damage, traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities.

“For SoberRide’s hours of operation this St. Patrick’s Day, this translates into the removal of a would-be drunk driver from Greater Washington’s roadways every three-and-a-half minutes,” said Kurt Gregory Erickson, WRAP’s President. In 2012, 606 people used the SoberRide program when St. Patrick’s Day fell on a Saturday. Since 1993, WRAP has provided more than 60,453 safe rides home to area residents during the winter holiday season, New Year’s Eve, Fourth of July, Halloween and on St. Patrick’s Day.

Remember: 1-800-200-TAXI for a free ride home in the DC area. For more information, visit www.soberride.com. For more information on WRAP and its programs, visit www.wrap.org. There are similar programs in other states; check to see if there is one near you before you head out on March 17th.

The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility is proud to support the Washington Regional Alcohol Program, and we are grateful for the positive impact WRAP continues to make on the Greater Washington area. Share this post and do your part to help make sure your friends and family have plans for getting home safely this St. Patty’s Day!