Monday, December 30, 2013

Use SoberRide This Holiday Season

Don’t let a holiday celebration become a tragedy. Every year in Montgomery County, more than 400 people are injured in alcohol-related collisions. When drinking, be sure to designate a driver, get a ride home with someone sober or call a taxi.

The Washington Regional Alcohol Program, WRAP, is a non-profit, public-private coalition formed to fight drunk driving. Through state, federal and corporate funding, WRAP operates a free cab service called SoberRide. Get a ride home from the District or surrounding counties, including Montgomery, by calling SoberRide at 800-200-TAXI. SoberRide provides free rides home, up to a $30 fare. Since 1993, SoberRide has provided 55,000 free cab rides to impaired drivers.

More information is available on SoberRide’s website. For more information on taxi service in Montgomery County, visit the Division of Transit Services’ website or call 311, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., 301-251-4850 TTY, or 240-777-0311 (from outside the County).