In efforts to prevent drunk driving and underage driving in the Washington area for Independence Day, Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) is offering their popular free cab ride service, SoberRide.
Whether you’re celebrating the Fourth of July on a rooftop bar in the city, or plan on firing up the grill—here’s a toast to having secured our independence from the British Empire after the Revolutionary War.
Something to consider, before you get the party started, Independence Day is also one of most dangerous holidays for drivers. With the holiday arriving at the end of a long weekend it’s already a recipe for roadway disaster.
“According to government figures, 41-percent of U.S. highway deaths over the July 4th holiday period involve drunk drivers,” said Kurt Gregory Erickson, WRAP’s President. “Worse, more than a fourth of these drivers involved in fatal crashes had blood alcohol concentration levels of .15 or higher.”
Nothing beats "free" ride home. Last year, 237 people in the Washington area used the SoberRide program rather than driving under the influence.
The service begins at 10:00 p.m. Monday, July 4 and run until 4:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, 2016. People just need call 800-200-8294 or AT&T customers may dial #WRAP from their wireless phones.
Riders must be 21 or older and are financially responsible for any ride over $30. In addition, you cannot reserve a SoberRide or schedule a pickup in advance.
Make the Fourth a blast, not a bust!