FREE RIDE SERVICE TO PREVENT DRUNK DRIVING REACHES ‘OVER 80,000 SERVED’ MARK Washington, D.C., Jan. 3 – Nearly 1,000 (921) persons in the Washington-metropolitan area used the free safe ride service, SoberRide®, this New Year’s (from 10:00 pm on December 31, 2019 through 4:00 am on January 1, 2020) as opposed to possibly driving home drunk. “For its hours of operation this New Year’s, this level of ridership translates into SoberRide® removing a potential drunk driver from Greater Washington’s roadways every 23-seconds,” said Kurt Erickson, President of the nonprofit Washington Regional [...]
NEARLY HALF OF ALL U.S. TRAFFIC DEATHS ON GAME DAY INVOLVE DRUNK DRIVERS Falls Church, VA, Jan. 22– 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 2017, nearly half (48%) of all U.S. traffic fatalities involved alcohol-impaired drivers according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (see NHTSA chart below). “With nearly half of all U.S. traffic deaths being caused [...]
22nd-ANNUAL EVENT HONORS LOCAL POLICE IN FIGHT AGAINST DUI Washington, DC, Dec. 13 – Fifteen (15) 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 22nd-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 2019 Law Enforcement Awards to: • Officer Patrick Cushing City of Alexandria Police Department • Corporal Bret Kooharian Arlington County [...]
MORE THAN A THIRD (38%) OF U.S. HIGHWAY DEATHS DURING THE HOLIDAY INVOLVE DRUNK DRIVERS Washington, DC, December 9– Preparing to combat that time of year when, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than a third (38%) of all 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 the winter holidays beginning on December 20th. Offered by the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP), the 2019 [...]
D.C. AREA’S ANTI-DUI EFFORT REMOVES POTENTIAL DRUNK DRIVER FROM AREA ROADWAYS EVERY 19-SECONDS OVER THE WEEKEND Washington, D.C., October 30– A record-shattering 1,122 persons in the Washington-metropolitan area used the free safe ride service, SoberRide®, this Halloween (Saturday, October 26) as opposed to possibly driving home drunk. “For its hours of operation this Halloween, this level of ridership translates into SoberRide removing a potential drunk driver from Greater Washington’s roadways every 19-seconds,” said Kurt Gregory Erickson, President of the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program, the organization conducting the region’s SoberRide® [...]
GREATER WASHINGTON INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS LAUDED FOR THEIR COMMUNITY SERVICE Washington, DC, October 18 – The nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) commemorated its 37th year fighting drunk driving and underage drinking today during its 2019 Annual Luncheon Meeting and WRAPPY Awards ceremony held at City Winery in Washington, D.C. Following a presentation by the Director of the D.C. Mayor’s Office of Nightlife and Culture, Shawn Townsend, who served as the 37th annual event’s Featured Speaker, WRAP bestowed the following honors: 2019 COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP AWARD AAA Mid-Atlantic GEICO Glory Days [...]
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