No trick: SoberRide for Halloween
[This post has been updated]
The Washington Regional Alcohol Program will offer SoberRides this Halloween from 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, to 6 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 31.
The SoberRide program provides free taxi rides to people 21 or older who may be too impaired to drive. It operates during the December/January holidays; St. Patrick's Day; and Independence Day and provides a free ride equivalent to a $30 cab fare. That is lower than the $50 fare previously offered by WRAP, but according to the group, most requested rides fall under the $30 limit.
"The scary fact is that more than half of all U.S. traffic deaths occurring during Halloween are caused by drunk drivers," said Kurt Gregory Erickson, WRAP's president.
SoberRide is offered in the District and throughout Montgomery, Prince George's, Arlington, Fairfax, eastern Loudoun and Prince William counties.
Call 1-800-200-8294 for a ride.
More details are available on WRAP's Web site.