Saturday, July 3, 2010

SoberRide Will Operate This July 4th Weekend

According to the Loudoun Times, the Washington Regional Alcohol Program's SoberRide will operate for the July Fourth holiday, a time when many adults consume alcoholic beverages. That thanks to $31,000 worth of last-minute donations.
"The program, known as WRAP, offers free cab rides for would-be drunk drivers on holidays throughout the year, when people are more likely to engage in drinking alcohol.

According to the National Highway Safety Administration, 43 percent of traffic deaths in the United States over the Independence Day holiday are alcohol-related.

Last July, 331 people in greater Washington used WRAP’s Independence Day SoberRide program rather than driving home intoxicated.

SoberRide is offered to those who need a lift home in the District of Columbia, a few counties in Maryland, and Fairfax, eastern Loudoun and Prince William counties in Virginia."

SoberRide provides free cab rides for fares up to $50. To take advantage of SoberRide, call 800-200-TAXI between 10 p.m. July 4 and 6 a.m. July 5.

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