St. Patrick’s Day SoberRide

St. Patrick’s Day SoberRide

A local nonprofit organization will sponsor free safe rides to would-be drunk drivers throughout the Washington-metropolitan area during St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

Offered by the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP), the 2024 St. Patrick’s Day SoberRideⓇ program will be in operation beginning at 12 p.m. noon Sunday, March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day) and operate until 12 a.m. midnight on Monday, March 18  as a way to keep local roads safe from impaired drivers during this traditionally high-risk period.

During this twelve-hour period, area residents 21 and older celebrating with alcohol may download the Lyft app to their phones then enter the SoberRideⓇ code in the app’s ‘Payment’ tab (under the ‘Add Lyft Pass’ option) to receive their no-cost (up to $15) safe transportation home. WRAP’s 2024 St. Patrick’s Day SoberRideⓇ promo code will be posted at 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 17 on

“Nearly half of U.S. traffic fatalities during St. Patrick’s Day involve drunk drivers according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,” said Kurt Erickson, WRAP’s President.

During the 2023 St. Patrick’s Day campaign, over 900 people in the Washington-metropolitan area used WRAP’s SoberRideⓇ program rather than possibly driving home impaired. The charity also offers its SoberRideⓇ program on Cinco de Mayo, Independence Day, Halloween and the winter holidays through and including New Year’s Eve.