The nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) will be offering free cab rides throughout eastern Loudoun from 4 p.m. March 17 to 4 a.m. March 18 in an effort to combat drunk driving.
During this 12-hour period, area residents celebrating with alcohol can the toll-free SoberRide phone number 1 – 800 – 200 – TAXI 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. 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.
“On Saint Patrick’s Day, over a third of all U.S. traffic deaths are caused by drunk drivers,” said Kurt Gregory Erickson, WRAP’s president.
SoberRide is offered in the District of Columbia; throughout the Maryland counties of Montgomery and Prince George’s; and throughout the Northern Virginia counties of Arlington, Fairfax, (eastern) Loudoun and Prince William.
For more information, visit soberride.com.
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