Lyft to supplant taxis in providing ‘SoberRide’ trips

Washington Regional Alcohol Program leaders announced in March 2017 that ride-sharing company Lyft would begin providing free rides under the “SoberRide” program, starting March 17 with the St. Patrick's Day holiday.

Due to ongoing public-health restrictions, the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) will suspend its 2020 SoberRide initiative for the Halloween period.

The organization similarly suspended its 2020 St. Patrick’s Day, Cinco de Mayo and Independence Day SoberRide campaigns earlier this year. There has been no indication yet on its plans for the December holiday season.

Since 1991, WRAP’s SoberRide program has provided 80,047 free safe rides home to would-be drunk drivers in the Washington area. In recent years, the event has been operated in conjunction with Lyft.

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