Free Cinco de Mayo Lyft rides will be offered to deter impaired driving throughout the Washington metropolitan area beginning Sunday, May 5.
Offered by the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP), the 2019 Cinco de Mayo SoberRide program will be in operation for 12 hours beginning at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 5 (Cinco de Mayo) and continue until 4 a.m. on Monday, May 6 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 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. WRAP’s Cinco de Mayo SoberRide promo code will be posted at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 5 on www.SoberRide.com.
Last year, a record 897 persons in the Washington-metropolitan area used WRAP’s Cinco de Mayo SoberRide program rather than possibly driving home impaired. The charity also offers its SoberRide program on St. Patrick’s Day, Independence Day, Halloween and the winter holidays.
More information about WRAP’s SoberRide initiative can be found at www.SoberRide.com.