"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," right? But according to transportation officials, it’s also one of the most dangerous times on the road, due to an increase in drunk driving.
On Friday, local officials along with the Washington Regional Alcohol Program relaunched the SoberRide program in an effort to curb would-be drunk drivers.
From now through Jan. 1, D.C.-area residents who find themselves unable to drive after a night of drinking can call for a free cab between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Anyone over the age of 21 can call 1-800-200-TAXI for a free ride worth up to $30.
The taxi companies are offering trips to the following locations: Washington, D.C.
- Montgomery County
- Prince George's County
- Arlington County
- Alexandria Fairfax County
- Eastern Loudoun County
- Prince William County
Since 1993, WRAP's SoberRide program has helped more than 49,000 people get a safe trip home after drinking.
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