The Washington Regional Alcohol Program reported that they took more than 450 alcohol-impaired adults home over the Halloween weekend.
The SoberRide program provided 465 free cab rides to passengers they refer to as “would-be drunk drivers.” The program began at 10 p.m. Saturday evening before Halloween and ended 6 a.m. Sunday morning. The program was aiming to help cut down the number of drivers who were drinking and driving during the traditional party weekend.
They said those who utilized the service was slightly higher than the 461 people who did in the previous year.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that nearly half of all U.S. traffic deaths occurring during Halloween are caused by impaired drivers.
The program offered up to a $30 fare for anyone who was 21 years and older for those in the District of Columbia, Maryland’s Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, and Virginia’s Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties.
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