Preparing to combat that U.S. holiday when, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 41 percent of all U.S. traffic deaths involve drunk drivers, free cab rides will be offered to would-be drunk drivers throughout the Washington Metropolitan area on Independence Day, July 4.
Offered by the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP), the 2016 Independence Day SoberRide program will be in operation beginning at 10 p.m. on Monday, July 4, and continue until 4 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5, as a way to keep local roads safe from impaired drivers during this traditionally high-risk holiday.
During this six-hour period, area residents celebrating with alcohol may call the toll-free SoberRide phone number 1–800–200–TAXI (8294) and be afforded a no-cost (up to a $30 fare), safe way home. AT&T wireless customers can dial #WRAP for the same service.
Last year, 237 persons in the Washington-metropolitan area used WRAP’s Independence Day SoberRide program. Local taxicab companies throughout the Washington-metropolitan area provide this no-cost service to local residents age 21 and older who otherwise may have attempted to drive home after drinking.
For more information, visit www.soberride.com.