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2Mar, 2022

Free St. Patrick’s Day Lyft Rides Offered Throughout Greater Washington to Prevent Drunk Driving

March 2nd, 2022|

Free St. Patrick's Day Lyft Rides Offered Throughout Greater Washington to Prevent Drunk Driving NEARLY TWO-THIRDS OF NIGHTTIME U.S. TRAFFIC DEATHS IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING ST. PATRICK'S DAY INVOLVE DRUNK DRIVERS Washington, DC, March 2 -- Preparing to combat that time of year when, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly two-thirds (63%) of nighttime U.S. traffic deaths involve drunk drivers,* a local nonprofit organization announced today that free safe rides will be offered to would-be drunk drivers throughout the Washington-metropolitan area during this month’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Offered [...]

2Feb, 2022

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

February 2nd, 2022|

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, Feb. 2 - While the teams, site and time have been finalized, a local anti-drunk driving organization is urging the public to also develop a game plan to prevent drunk driving during this year’s “Super Bowl Sunday.” During Super Bowl Sunday 2019, nearly half (47%) of all U.S. traffic fatalities involved alcohol-impaired drivers according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting [...]

6Jan, 2022

Nearly 500 Use Local SoberRide® Program Over Winter Holidays

January 6th, 2022|

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 [...]

30Dec, 2021

DUI Fatalities Decrease in Greater Washington, Countering National Level Trends

December 30th, 2021|

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 [...]

10Dec, 2021

Free Holiday Lyft Rides Offered Throughout Greater Washington to Prevent Drunk Driving

December 10th, 2021|

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 [...]

10Dec, 2021

Greater Washington Law Enforcement Lauded For Fight Against Drunk Driving

December 10th, 2021|

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    [...]

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