This Halloween, a D.C. area nonprofit wants to make sure that would-be drunk drivers are kept off the roads. That’s why they introduced the SoberRide Program.
Launched by the Washington Regional Alcohol Program, SoberRide will be in operation at 10 p.m. on Oct. 29 until 6 a.m. on Oct. 30 to keep roads safe from impaired drivers during this traditionally high risk period.
“The scary fact is that nearly half (48 percent) of all U.S. traffic deaths occurring during Halloween are caused by drunk drivers,” Kurt Gregory Erickson, WRAP’s president said in a statement.
Residents in the District, Maryland’s Montgomery and Prince George’s counties and Virginia’s Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties may call the toll-free SoberRide number and be afforded a no-cost safe way home. AT&T wireless customers can call #TAXI for the same service.
For more information about WRAP’s SoberRide Initiative, visit: www.soberride.com.