Over the holiday season from Dec. 13 through Jan. 1, Washington Regional Alcohol Program offered its “SoberRide” free cab ride service (up to a $30 fare) to people age 21 and up in the Washington-metro area in an effort to combat drunk driving during the holidays.
According to WRAP’s press release:
Nearly 1,900 persons in the Washington-metropolitan area used the free cab ride service, SoberRide®, this holiday season as opposed to possibly driving home drunk.
“For its hours of operation on New Year's Eve alone, this level of ridership translates into SoberRide removing a would-be drunk driver from Greater Washington’s roadways every 62-seconds,” said Kurt Gregory Erickson, President of the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program, the nonprofit organization conducting the region’s SoberRide effort.
The release went on to state that WRAP’s SoberRide program has provided more the 60,000 free cab rides to would-be drunk drivers in the Greater Washington Area since the program began in 1993.
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.