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28Feb, 2020

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

February 28th, 2020|

Washington, DC, Feb. 25 – Preparing to combat that time of year when, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), well over a third (39%) of all U.S. traffic deaths involve drunk drivers*, free St. Patrick’s Day Lyft rides will be offered to deter impaired driving throughout the Washington-metropolitan area beginning Tuesday, March 17th. Offered by the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP), the 2020 St. Patrick’s Day SoberRide® program will be in operation beginning at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day) and continue until [...]

30Jan, 2020

Nearly 1,000 Use Local SoberRide Program on New Year’s Eve

January 30th, 2020|

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 [...]

22Jan, 2020

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

January 22nd, 2020|

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 [...]

13Dec, 2019

Greater Washington Law Enforcement Lauded for Fight Against Drink Driving

December 13th, 2019|

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 [...]

9Dec, 2019

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

December 9th, 2019|

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 [...]

30Oct, 2019

A Record-Shattering 1,122 Persons Use Local SoberRide Program on Halloween

October 30th, 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® [...]

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