Please visit the SoberRide website for the latest information. This program is not managed by the City of Falls Church.
- Available December 17 through January 1 from 10 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Must be 21 years or older
- Enter the special SoberRide code into the Lyft app, as posted on www.SoberRide.com at 9 p.m. on December 17, 24, and 31.
- Up to $15 value
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 during the winter holidays beginning on December 17.
Offered by the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP), the 2021 Holiday SoberRide® program will be in operation nightly, beginning at 10:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m. from December 17, 2021 to January 1, 2022 as a way to keep local roads safe from impaired drivers during this traditionally high-risk holiday.
Each evening, during this six-hour period, area residents ages 21 and older celebrating with alcohol may download Lyft to their phones, then enter a SoberRide® code in the app’s ‘Promo’ section to receive their no-cost (up to $15) safe transportation home. A separate Holiday SoberRide® promo code will be posted at 9:00 p.m. on December 17, 24 and 31 on www.SoberRide.com.
“More than a third of all U.S. traffic fatalities during the holiday season in 2019 involved drunk drivers according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,” said Kurt Erickson, WRAP’s President.
SoberRide® is offered throughout Lyft’s Washington D.C. coverage area which includes all or parts of: the District of Columbia; the Maryland counties of Montgomery and Prince George’s; and the Northern Virginia counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William.
“Lyft is dedicated to providing access to reliable and responsible rides, and we’re proud to partner with programs like WRAP to offer Lyft as an alternative to impaired driving,” said Kamillah Wood, Director of Public Policy for Community Safety at Lyft “Through our Roadway Safety Program and our partnerships with the public, we hope to empower our community with the tools to protect themselves and those around them this holiday season.”
Since 1991, WRAP’s SoberRide® program has provided 81,184 free safe rides home to would-be-drunk drivers in the Greater Washington area.
More information about WRAP’s SoberRide® initiative can be found at www.SoberRide.com.