Nearly 500 Use Local SoberRide® Program Over Winter Holidays DC AREA'S DUI PREVENTION EFFORT REMOVES POTENITAL DRUNK DRIVER FROM AREA ROADWAYS EVERY 75-SECONDS ON NYE ALONE Washington, D.C., January 6 – While unquestionably impacted by the resurging COVID-19 pandemic including the Omicron variant, 461 persons in the Washington-metropolitan area still used the free safe ride service, SoberRide®, over the recent winter holidays. A total of 285 persons (included in the aforementioned ridership figure) used the local SoberRide® program during New Year’s, alone. “For its hours of operation just on New [...]
DUI Fatalities Decrease in Greater Washington, Countering National Level Trends New data released in 2021 “How Safe are our Roads” Report Washington, D.C. (December 30, 2021) – Alcohol-related traffic fatalities, injuries, crashes, and drunk driving arrests all decreased in the metropolitan Washington area in 2020, according to the 29th-annual “How Safe Are Our Roads?” Report prepared by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) for the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP). While overall traffic deaths in the area increased by nearly four percent (3.9%) during the COVID-impacted period, area [...]
Free Holiday Lyft Rides Offered Throughout Greater Washington to Prevent Drunk Driving MORE THAN A THIRD OF U.S. HIGHWAY DEATHS DURING THE HOLIDAY INVOLVE DRUNK DRIVERS Washington, DC, Dec. 10 - Preparing to combat that time of year when, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than a third of all U.S. traffic deaths involve drunk drivers (38%, Christmas; 36%, New Year’s Day – NHTSA, 2019), a local nonprofit organization announced today that free safe rides will be offered to would-be drunk drivers throughout the Washington -metropolitan area [...]
Greater Washington Law Enforcement Lauded For Fight Against Drunk Driving 24th-ANNUAL EVENT HONORS LOCAL POLICE IN FIGHT AGAINST DUI Washington, DC, December 10 - Seventeen (17) Washington-metropolitan area police officers were cited today for their “outstanding commitment in the fight against drunk driving in Greater Washington” and presented with the area’s 24th-annual “Law Enforcement Awards of Excellence for Impaired Driving Prevention.” Bestowed this morning at a regional ceremony held in McLean, Virginia, the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) presented its 2021 Law Enforcement Awards to: Officer Jordan Hunneyman [...]
Nearly 800 Use Local SoberRide® Program On Halloween Weekend DC AREA’S DUI PREVENTION EFFORT REMOVES POTENTIAL DRUNK DRIVER FROM AREA ROADWAYS EVERY 27-SECONDS LAST WEEKEND Washington, D.C., November, 5 – A whopping 777 persons in the Washington-metropolitan area used the free safe ride service, SoberRide®, this Halloween (Saturday, October 30) as opposed to possibly driving home drunk – the second highest level of ridership for that holiday in SoberRide’s 30-year history. “For its hours of operation this Halloween, this level of ridership translates into SoberRide removing a potential drunk driver [...]
(The following is an Arlington County Police Department news release published on October 22, 2021.) TRAFFIC ALERT: Select a Sober Ride Home Community Outreach Event ARLINGTON, Va. – Halloween is meant to be scary, but not when it comes to driving. To help spread the message that Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving, the Arlington County Police Department, in partnership with the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP), is hosting a Halloween anti-drunk driving event to highlight the impact alcohol has on motor skills. This free event is open to the public [...]
WRAP is a nonprofit [501(c)(3)], public-private partnership working to prevent drunk driving and underage drinking in the Washington-metropolitan region.