Sunday, June 3, 2012

PAST: SoberRide is back, If you're too drunk to drive home, call SoberRide for a Free Taxi home. Service from FRI, Dec 28th - TUES, Jan 1st from 10:00pm - 6:00am

SoberRide is back. Running from last Friday (December 28th) until January 1st, the Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s SoberRide Initiative provides no-charge taxi rides for anyone a bit too inebriated to drive home. In order to use the service, which runs from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., passengers must be at least 21 years old, and the cab fare must be $30 or less. The number to call is 1-800-200-TAXI.

First introduced in 1993, SoberRide operates in the greater D.C. area on high-risk holidays, like St. Patrick’s Day, the Fourth of July, Halloween, and, of course, the winter holiday season. According to a press release, more than 2,000 people used the service last December.

Note: You must be 21 or older to use the SoberRide service. You can't reserve a taxi for a future time. You have to call when you need a ride and should allow for 30-60 minutes for it to arrive.  If you call from a cell phone, it must have a Maryland, Virginia or Washington DC area code. All calls must originate in one of the following jurisdictions: Washington, DC: Anywhere in the city.  Maryland: Montgomery and Prince George's counties.Virginia: Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William and eastern Loudoun counties.

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