Monday, December 22, 2014

Don’t Drink and Drive: SoberRide Offers Free Ride Home During the Holidays

The Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) is again offering its Holiday SoberRide program. Free cab rides home (up to a $30 fare) will be offered from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. from December 12, through January 1. Riders are responsible for the portion of the fare that exceeds $30.

To receive a free ride home, call 1-800-200-8294 (TAXI).  AT&T customers may dial #WRAP from their wireless phones. Calls directly to taxi companies are not covered under the program. The program is available to those 21 years of age or older.

Since 1993, WRAP has provided more than 61,000 safe rides home to would-be impaired drivers during high-risk holidays, including the December/January holiday season, St. Patrick's Day, Independence Day and Halloween.

All calls must originate in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties in Maryland; the Cities of Rockville, Bowie, College Park, Gaithersburg, Greenbelt and Takoma Park in Maryland; the District of Columbia; Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William and Eastern Loudoun Counties in Virginia; and the Cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Manassas and Manassas Park in Virginia.

Participating cab companies include:

·         Alexandria Yellow Cab (Alexandria)
·         Barwood, Inc. (Montgomery County)
·         Fairfax Yellow Cab (Fairfax County)
·         Loudoun Yellow Cab (Eastern Loudoun County)
·         Northern Virginia Checker (Prince William County)
·         Manassas Cab Company (Prince William County)
·         Red Top Cab Company (Arlington County)
·         Silver Cab of Prince George's County (Prince George's County)
·         Yellow Cab of District of Columbia (District of Columbia)
·         Yellow Cab of Prince William County (Prince William County)