New Year’s Eve is notorious for having an increased number of drunk driving accidents. Millions of people drink alcoholic beverages on this holiday, but not everyone finds a sober ride home. If you plan to drink on New Year’s Eve, then it is crucial to plan how you are going to get home ahead of time. Your options for a sober ride home on New Year’s Eve in Washington, D.C. include:
- SoberRide: The Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) operates its SoberRide service on New Year’s Eve. WRAP has partnered with Lyft to provide this service until 4 a.m. on Monday morning. You will need to download the Lyft app and apply WRAP’s promo code to receive a free ride home for up to $15. If your trip is more than $15, then you will be responsible for the remaining amount. Unfortunately, you cannot schedule a pickup in advance if you use this option.
- Dryver: Dryver (formerly BeMyDD) offers multiple services that could help you and others get home safely. You could hire a personal chauffeur or preorder a pickup. For the latter option, there is a $25 pickup fee plus costs for mileage. Drivers who are hired must be paid by the hour. Dryver also offers event services. With this option, you could hire a team of drivers for multiple people. You can download Dryver’s app on iOS or Android to use this service.
- Drivers Incorporated: You could also use Drivers Incorporated to find a sober ride home on New Year’s Eve. This app allows you to hire a designated driver. With this option, a driver will meet you at your vehicle and drive you home. Another driver working for Drivers Incorporated will then pick up the designated driver. You could also hire an hourly driver who will take you to as many locations as you desire.
- Ridesharing and cab services: There are also multiple ridesharing and cab services that operate within the DC area. You can download the apps for these services and call for a ride when you are ready to go home. Some ridesharing apps allow you to schedule rides days in advance.
The Washington DC personal injury lawyers at Regan Zambri Long PLLC wish everyone a happy New Year! Please share this blog so other people can discover their options for finding a sober ride home.