What could possibly be drunker than Halloween? Not much, in our opinion. That -- paired with slutty pirate costumes and the like -- is what makes it such a glorious holiday. But it’s also what makes it a dangerous one. For instance, did you know that 58% of all Halloween traffic deaths in the U.S. are caused by drunk driving, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration?
To that end, the good folks at the non-profit Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) will be offering their annual SoberRide program to D.C.-area revelers on Halloween. From 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30, to 6 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31, anyone age 21 or over who’s celebrating with alcohol can call 1-800-200-TAXI to arrange for a free ride worth up to $30 in fare. Eligible jurisdictions include D.C. and Montgomery, Prince George's, Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William, and eastern Loudoun counties.
A press release says the service is intended for “would-be drunk drivers,” so we suggest you’re convincingly plastered when you call for your ride. And please be considerate of your cabbie. The only thing worse than driving a Crown Vic filled with drunks is driving a Crown Vic filled with drunks in costume.