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Posted at 7:40 AM ET, 12/31/2010

SoberRide available through Sat.

By Mark Berman
Mark Berman

The SoberRide program, which helps keep our roads safe by providing free taxi rides (up to a $30 fare), is operating through Saturday (New Year's Day) at 6 a.m. In other words, nobody heading out Friday night to celebrate New Year's Eve should think twice about how they're getting home, because there's a safe option available.

The program, offered through the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP), has been in operation since 1993. It's provided more than 50,000 total rides since it began, according to WRAP officials.

From 10 p.m. through 6 a.m. each night through Dec. 31, area residents who are 21 or older can call SoberRide toll-free at 800-200-TAXI. You get a no-cost taxi ride home and there are fewer drunk drivers on the road. Everybody wins.

SoberRide is offered in the District and Alexandria, in Montgomery and Prince George's counties, and in Arlington, Fairfax, eastern Loudoun and Prince William counties.

WRAP is a public-private partnership that works to prevent drunk driving and underage drinking.

By Mark Berman  | December 31, 2010; 7:40 AM ET
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