Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Please put this number in your phone while you are still sober

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.... if you are going out on New Year's Eve and you plan to drink, save this number in your phone NOW while you are still sober. I have lost too many friends to drunk driving. I have one friend from college who is permanently paralyzed from the waist down, because he was in a car with a drunk driver. I have a friend who was broad sided by a drunk driver a few months ago. It's not worth it.

If I catch you swerving, I will snitch. I have no tolerance or patience for drunk drivers. Please help spread the word.

How the program works
If you are over 21, after your night of partying call 1-800-200-TAXI (8294). The dispatched will send a taxi to pick you up. The taxi will take you to your designation for FREE (up to $50). You MUST call the number and go through dispatch to get the free ride.

For more information go to the Washington Regional Alcohol Program website.


  1. If this number works, it will be a LIFE SAVER. It's always impossible to get a cab on NYE!

    (But I promise there will be no drunk driving. We don't have cars. Not even a vespa. Swear it.)

  2. Wait. This was happening all month and I missed it until now? damn it.

  3. Does this work in Alexandria?

    And thank you for posting this- everyone who reads this, the roads will be likely icy and bad enough, let's not worsen our chances of all making it home alright by adding alcohol to the mix.

  4. Liz... YES!!!

    All calls must originate in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties in Maryland; the Cities of Rockville, Bowie, College Park, Gaithersburg, Greenbelt and Takoma Park in Maryland; the District of Columbia; Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William and Eastern Loudoun Counties in Virginia; and the Cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Manassas and Manassas Park in Virginia.