Offered by the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) the, 2022 Halloween SoberRide program will be in operation from 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29 through 4 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 as a way to keep local roads safe from impaired drivers during this traditionally high-risk period.
During this twelve-hour period, area residents age 21 and older celebrating with alcohol may download the Lyft app to their phones, then enter the SoberRide code in the app’s “Payment” tab (under the “Add Lyft Pass” option) to receive their no-cost (up to $15) safe transportation home. WRAP’s 2022 Halloween SoberRide promo code will be posted at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 on www.SoberRide.com.
“Halloween is of particular concern for younger drivers as 2020 NHTSA data shows that 68-percent of drunk driving deaths on U.S. roadways during the fall holiday involve drivers ages 21 to 34.”
During the 2021 Halloween period, 700 (777) persons in the Washington-metropolitan area used WRAP’s SoberRide program rather than possibly driving home impaired. The charity also offers its SoberRide program on St. Patrick’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, Independence Day and the winter holidays. Since 1991, WRAP’s SoberRide program has provided 82,735 free safe rides home to would-be drunk drivers in the Greater Washington area.