SoberRide, Greater Washington’s popular free safe ride service to prevent drunk driving, will now be solely available via the Lyft mobile app ridesharing platform.
The collaboration, billed by both organizations as an “anti-drunk driving and pro-safety partnership” kicks-off officially with this month’s St. Patrick’s Day holiday when Lyft will provide SoberRide trips to would-be drunk drivers throughout Greater Washington beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 17, 2017 (St. Patrick’s Day) and continue until 4 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2017 as a way to keep local roads safe from impaired drivers during this traditionally high-risk holiday.
During this 12-hour period, area residents age 21 or older celebrating with alcohol may download Lyft to their phones, then enter the code SOBERRIDE in the app's 'Promo' section to receive their no cost (up to $ 20) safe transportation home. The SoberRide code is valid for new and existing Lyft users.
In addition to Lyft’s provision of WRAP’s SoberRides this year, the ridesharing service will be donating $1 to the nonprofit organization for each new Lyft customer using the SoberRide code in 2017.
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.
Since 1993, WRAP’s SoberRide program has provided 66,296 free safe rides home to would-be drunk drivers in the Greater Washington area.
For more information, visit www.soberride.com.