SoberRide cab service aims to cut down on Halloween traffic accidents

WASHINGTON– Don’t make Halloween night extra scary.

In recent years, almost half of all traffic deaths on Halloween night have involved drunk driving, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Say no to drinking and driving and make use of SoberRide, a free cab service. This Halloween, you may be able to get a free cab ride home, up to a $30 fare.

Thanks to the Washington Regional Alcohol Program, rides will be available in D.C. and some areas of Virginia and Maryland from 10 p.m. on Oct. 31 until 4 a.m. Nov. 1.

Nine taxicabs companies are participating. To request a ride, call 1-800-200-TAXI.

Participating areas in Virginia include Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William and Eastern Loudon counties, as well as the towns of Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Manassas and Manassas Park.

In Maryland, Montgomery County and Prince George’s County cab services are participating, as well as those in Md. towns Bowie, College Park, Gaithersburg, Greenbelt, Rockville and Takoma Park.

Michelle Basch

Michelle Basch is a reporter and anchor at WTOP.

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