Nearly 700 People Use Sober Ride Program On New Year's Eve | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Nearly 700 People Use Sober Ride Program On New Year's Eve

Play associated audio

Nearly 700 people in D.C. region took advantage of the free cab ride service "Sober Ride" last night. That's about a 50 percent increase over last year, when about 470 people used Sober Ride on New Year's Eve.

The president of the Washington Regional Alcohol Program, the group coordinating the region's effort, says last night's level of ridership translated into removing a "would-be drunk driver" from the region's roadways "every 42 seconds."

Since the program began 17 years ago, Sober Ride has provided nearly 50,000 free cab rides to people.

NPR

Reports: Fashion Icon Oscar De La Renta Dies After Long Cancer Fight

Fashion designer Oscar de La Renta, 82, died Monday after a decade-long battle with cancer, The New York Times and other media outlets report.
NPR

Sandwich Monday: The Primanti Bros. Pitts-burger

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a sandwich from the famous Primanti Bros. of Pittsburgh.
NPR

Close Iowa Senate Race Could Come Down To How Women Vote

Joni Ernst, who's an officer in the Iowa Army National Guard, presents herself as a mother, soldier, leader. But many women aren't responding to that.
NPR

Tunisia's Emerging Tech Sector Hampered By Old Policies

When Tunisia's young people protested in 2011, they had one key demand: jobs. Now, despite new political leadership, that demand remains unmet — even in tech, the sector that offers the most promise.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.