This St. Patrick's Day, don’t let an Irish celebration become a tragedy. Every year, more than 400 people are injured in alcohol-related collisions in Montgomery County. If you’re drinking, designate a driver. If anyone in your party has had too much to drink, see that they get a ride home with someone sober, or call them a taxi.
The Washington Regional Alcohol Program, or WRAP, is a non-profit, public-private coalition formed to fight drunk driving. Through state, federal, and corporate funding, WRAP operates a free cab service called SoberRide. If you need a ride home from the District or surrounding counties, including Montgomery, call SoberRide at 800-200-TAXI. SoberRide will give you a free ride home, up to a $30 fare. Since 1993, SoberRide has provided 55,000 free cab rides to impaired drivers.
For more information about SoberRide, visit their website. For more information on taxi service in Montgomery County, go to the Division of Transit Services' website or call 311, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., 301-251-4850 TTY, or 240-777-0311 (from outside the County). Transit regulates taxis in Montgomery County.