Ridesharing Company Offers Free Rides Home on New Years’ EveDecember 28, 2018
As 2018 ends, and the holiday season is in full swing, many people look forward to ringing in the new year by celebrating with family and friends. Whether you are celebrating at a bar, at a friend’s home, or watching the ball drop at Times Square, New Year’s Eve is one of the most anticipated party nights of the year. Unfortunately, it is also a time when people tend to overdrink, and then drive home, putting themselves and other motorists on the road at risk of being injured in a drunk driving accident. As part of its annual holiday SoberRide program, the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) is partnering with Lyft to provide free rides home for people who live in the D.C. area.
WRAP is a non-profit organization that works tirelessly to prevent drunk driving and underage drinking in the Washington-metropolitan area. Thanks to the ongoing efforts that WRAP continues to make through public education and health education programs, the metro-Washington area’s drunk driving-related fatalities remain lower than the national average. Most residents know about WRAP through SoberRide, its free cab ride service that keeps drunk drivers off the road.
How to Use SoberRide
SoberRide runs from 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. from December 14, 2018 until January 1, 2019. The service is available for residents who are 21 years of age or older. Customers simply download the free Lyft app, using the code provided. The codes will be posted on the WRAP website at noon on December 14, December 22, and December 31. The code is valid for a free ride by a Lyft driver, valued up to $15. The service is available to the Washington-metropolitan area, which includes Washington, D.C., Montgomery County and Prince George’s County in Maryland, and Arlington County, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, and Prince William County in Virginia.
Since 1991, SoberRide has helped prevent drunk driving accidents in the area by providing over 68,700 free rides. According to the former Washington Regional Alcohol Program chairman and current board member, saving lives and preventing senseless tragedies caused by drunk drivers is the best gift we can give. In 2017, SoberRide removed over three times as many potential drunk drivers from the roads compared the previous year. This allows party-goers to celebrate without worrying about who is going to drive home. It also protects other drivers on the road from being injured in a senseless drunk driving accident.
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