Since the holiday season offers plenty of opportunities for anyone to overindulge in cocktails and egg nog, it is good to know that there are ways to get home safely, and for free. Northern Virginia is a surburban area to the west of Washington, D.C., that shares many of the benefits of living in the Capitol – including the WRAP program. In Virginia, WRAP refers to the Washington Regional Alcohol Program that is dedicated to preventing drunk driving and underage drinking in the DC Metro area. This year, like many years prior, WRAP is offering intoxicated residents a free ride home, through its SoberRide program.
Virginia has established strict laws against driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), including an ignition interlock requirement for all offenders, and the completion of the state’s ASAP program. However, there is no reason to risk a DUI in Virginia this holiday season, with WRAP ready to bring you home. This program is available through the winter holidays, as well as various occasions throughout the year, reducing the number of drunk drivers on the road and helping keep holiday memories full of joy.
As more states provide services that reduce or eliminate drunk driving opportunities, there is a benefit for all of us: safe roads. The damage that can be cause by a drunk driver is life-changing, and the choice to drive after drinking is one that affects us all. WRAP and other similar programs take into consideration the overall benefit of offering a free ride home versus the financial and emotional toll a drunk driving conviction can cause. Plus, it is a great feeling knowing that even if you don’t intend on driving home after drinking during the holidays, there is a safe and sober way home, no matter where you are in the Northern Virginia area.