Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member andpartner
In recent years, St. Patrick’s Day has surpassed other holidays as
one of the most dangerous for automobile accidents related to alcohol
excess. Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) participates in SoberRide,
an extremely successful free cab ride program for those who celebrate
during high-risk holidays. Listed below are the contact details and general
information published by WRAP for this year’s
SoberRide Program for St. Patrick’s Day.
"WRAP’s 2012 St. Patrick’s Day SoberRide program will
be offered on Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am on Sunday,
March 18, 2012. To receive a free cab ride home (up to a $30.00 fare),
800-200-8294 (TAXI) or #8294 (TAXI) on your AT&T wireless phone. Please refer to the SoberRide
information listed below for important details concerning this program.
You must be 21 or older to use the SoberRide service.
Important note: All requests for SoberRide service must be called to and
dispatched from 1-800-200-8294. Do not call a taxi company directly for
SoberRide service as the ride will not be covered under this program.
General SoberRide Information
WRAP’s SoberRide , called one of the nation’s most successful
free cab ride programs for would-be impaired drivers, has helped to ensure
greater Washington, DC residents have a safe way home on high-risk holidays.
Since 1993, WRAP has provided over 54,873 safe rides home.
Currently, SoberRide operates during the December/January holiday season,
St. Patrick’s Day, Independence Day and Halloween.
WRAP’s SoberRide provides a free cab ride home up to a $30 fare.
Callers are financially responsible for anything over $30.
You must be 21 or older to use the SoberRide service. All calls must originate
in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland; the Cities
of Rockville, Bowie, College Park, Gaithersburg, Greenbelt and Takoma
Park in Maryland; the District of Columbia; Arlington, Fairfax, Prince
William and Eastern Loudoun Counties in Virginia; and the Cities of Alexandria,
Falls Church, Fairfax, Manassas and Manassas Park in Virginia.
You cannot reserve a SoberRide or schedule a pickup in advance. To receive
a ride, you must call 1-800-200-8294 (TAXI) or #8294 (TAXI) on your AT&T
wireless phone during the program hours. A SoberRide call operator will
direct your request to the correct participating cab company.
Participating Taxi Companies:
Alexandria Yellow Cab (Alexandria)
Barwood, Inc. (Montgomery County)
Fairfax Yellow Cab (Fairfax County)
Loudoun Yellow Cab (Eastern Loudoun County)
Manassas Cab Company (Prince William County)
Red Top Cab Company (Arlington County)
Silver Cab of Prince George’s County (Prince George’s County)
Yellow Cab of District of Columbia (District of Columbia)
Yellow Cab of Prince William County (Prince William County)
When waiting for a SoberRide, please watch for a cab from the participating
taxi company in the area from which you are calling. "
As the promotional poster advocates, "Keep the Luck of the Irish Alive.
Don’t Drink and Drive." Please be safe, and Happy St. Patrick’s Day.
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About the author:
Mr. Zambri is a board-certified civil trial attorney by the National Board of Trial
Advocates and a Past-President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan
Washington, D.C. The association recently named him "Trial Lawyer
of the Year" (2011). He has been rated by
Washingtonian magazine as a "Big Gun" and among the "top
1%" of all lawyers in the Washington metropolitan area. The magazine also describes him as
"one of Washington’s best–most honest and effective lawyers" who specializes in personal injury matters, including automobile accident
claims, premises liability, product liability, medical malpractice, and
work-accident claims. He has successfully litigated multiple cases against
truck and bus companies, the Washington Metropolitan Area transit Authority,
and other automobile owners. His law firm, in fact, has obtained the largest
settlement ever in a personal injury case involving WMATA. Mr. Zambri
has also been acknowledged as one of "The Best Lawyers in America"
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