Free Independence Day Lyft Rides Offered Throughout Greater Washington to Prevent Drunk Driving More Than a Third of U.S. Highway Deaths During Independence Day Involve Drunk Drivers Washington, DC, June 16 - Preparing to combat that time of year when, according to the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), over one-third (38%) of all U.S. traffic deaths involve drunk drivers*, free July 4th Lyft rides will be offered to deter impaired driving throughout the Washington-metropolitan area, beginning Sunday, July 4th, 2021. Offered by the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP), the [...]
Summer Months Usher In Deadliest Period For Teen Drivers Greater Washington Nonprofit Urges Parental Involvement This Summer In Preventing Teen Drinking Falls Church, VA, May 27 – Citing the fact that summer’s arrival also ushers in that contiguous period (May-August) when the greatest number of U.S. teen traffic deaths occur (with June being the single deadliest month of the year regarding such fatalities)i, a Washington-metropolitan area alcohol education group is urging parental involvement to combat both teen drinking and drunk driving this summer. The Falls Church-based, nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol [...]
Free Cinco De Mayo LYFT Rides Offered Throughout Greater Washington To Prevent Drunk Driving MORE THAN A THIRD OF U.S. HIGHWAY DEATHS DURING CINCO DE MAYO INVOLVE DRUNK DRIVERS Washington, DC, April 27 – While stating unequivocally that “we’re all safer at home” this Cinco de Mayo during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, a local nonprofit organization today announced that -- as a “necessary safety net” to next month’s high-risk, high-alcohol consumption period -- free safe rides will be offered to would-be drunk drivers throughout the Washington-metropolitan area on Cinco de [...]
As A “Safety Net” Needed Even During A Pandemic, Nonprofit Offering Free St. Patricks’s Day Lyft Rides To Prevent Drunk Driving Nearly Half (42%) Of U.S. Highway Deaths During St. Patricks’s Day Involve Drunk Drivers Washington, DC, March 4 – While stating unequivocally that it preferred that people not go out on St. Patrick’s Day during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, a local nonprofit organization today announced that – as a “necessary safety net” to this month’s high-risk, high-alcohol consumption period -- free safe rides will be offered to would-be drunk [...]
Greater Washington Anti-DUI Group Urges Safety On Super Bowl Sunday Nearly Half of All U.S. Traffic Deaths On Game Day Involve Drunk Drivers Falls Church, VA, Jan. 29 - While the continuing COVID-19 pandemic will put a dent on Super Bowl gatherings this year, as many as one-in-four U.S. adults say that they will still be attending parties for the big game leading a local anti-drunk driving organization to urge the public to have a game plan to prevent drunk driving during this year’s “Super Bowl Sunday.” During Super Bowl [...]
DUI Fatalities Increase in Greater Washington While Related Crashes, Injuries and Arrests Decrease New data released in 2020 “How Safe are our Roads” Report Washington, DC, December 28– Alcohol-related crashes, injuries, and drunk driving arrests all decreased in the metropolitan Washington area in 2019, according to the 28th-annual “How Safe Are Our Roads?” Report prepared by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) for the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP). However, alcohol and/or drug-impaired traffic fatalities increased during this same period. There were 90 alcohol and/or drug-impaired traffic fatalities recorded [...]
WRAP is a nonprofit [501(c)(3)], public-private partnership working to prevent drunk driving and underage drinking in the Washington-metropolitan region.