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4Mar, 2021

Nonprofit Offering Free St. Patricks’s Day Lyft Rides To Prevent Drunk Driving

March 4th, 2021|

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 [...]

29Jan, 2021

Greater Washington Anti-DUI Group Urges Safety On Super Bowl Sunday

January 29th, 2021|

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 [...]

28Dec, 2020

DUI Fatalities Increase in Greater Washington While Related Crashes, Injuries and Arrests Decrease

December 28th, 2020|

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 [...]

28Dec, 2020

As a “Safety Net” Needed Even During a Pandemic, Nonprofit Offering Free New Year’s Eve Lyft Rides to Prevent Drunk Driving

December 28th, 2020|

As a “Safety Net” Needed Even During a Pandemic, Nonprofit Offering Free New Year’s Eve Lyft Rides to Prevent Drunk Driving MORE THAN A THIRD (39%) OF U.S. HIGHWAY DEATHS DURING NEW YEAR’S INVOLVE DRUNK DRIVERS Washington, DC, December 28—While stating unequivocally that it preferred that people not go out on New Year’s Eve during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, a local nonprofit organization today announced that – as a “necessary safety net” to this week’s high-risk, high-alcohol consumption holiday -- free safe rides will be offered to would-be drunk drivers [...]

21Dec, 2020

Virginia Revs Up Statewide Checkpoint Strikeforce Campaign to Bring Impaired Driving to a Standstill This Holiday Season

December 21st, 2020|

Virginia Revs Up Statewide Checkpoint Strikeforce Campaign to Bring Impaired Driving to a Standstill This Holiday Season Alcohol-related traffic fatalities in the Commonwealth surpass previous year despite reduced traffic amid pandemic Richmond, Va.—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that the Commonwealth’s 19th annual Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign and enforcement effort is ramping up on Virginia’s roads this holiday travel season to help curb alcohol-related traffic fatalities. According to figures from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), 253 individuals died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes on Virginia’s roadways through December 8, 2020, compared to [...]

11Dec, 2020

Greater Washington Law Enforcement Lauded for Fight Against Drunk Driving

December 11th, 2020|

23rd ANNUAL EVENT HONORS LOCAL POLICE IN FIGHT AGAINST DUI *** VIDEO OF TODAY’S VIRTUAL CEREMONY VIEWABLE AT https://youtu.be/o6Bs9JsUZak *** Washington, DC, Dec. 11 – Eighteen (18) 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 23rd-annual “Law Enforcement Awards of Excellence for Impaired Driving Prevention.” Bestowed this morning, virtually, due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) presented its 2020 Law Enforcement Awards to: • Officer Anggelo Suarez [...]

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