Drive Home Safely, Get A Ride
Christmas and the New Year are times and occasions when people have a lot to celebrate about. There are those who celebrate the good times during the past year. There are those who are there to give cheer and fun because the year has already ended. Some people do their celebrations because these days are the times when they are able to be with their loved ones, their friends, their family, and everybody else who are special to them. Indeed, Christmas and New Year is a time for celebration but it is also a time when many get wrapped up too much in their drinking that they do try to go home and drive even when they are already intoxicated. Too bad. Accidents could mean not just having to replace your Volvo 780 parts if they get smashed up but it could also mean having to lose your loved ones or even your life.
Good thing though. There is a group which wants to make sure that people would be safe and sound during the whole yuletide season. Last year, it was SoberRide who did the duty and responsibility of taking home people home. In fact, according to the statistics from SoberRide, they were able to deliver and take home more than 2,600 passengers in and about the area of Washington. This was during the whole season where people were celebrating, taking in large gulps of liquor, and were too busy getting drunk.
For this year, Geico, one of the country’s most noted auto insurance agencies, would be joining forces with the Washington Regional Alcohol Program, or the WRAP, to actually bring home these not so sober people. The employees of these groups would be working with some cab companies and businesses in the area so as to give people a ride home through their free cab ride program.
“We really want everyone to be safe during the holiday season. And SoberRide is a great way to get people home safely from their celebrations,” says Janice Minshall, one of the head employees at Geico. According to Geico and WRAP, they would be calling their free cab ride program the 2006 Holiday SoberRide and it has already begun last 8th of December. The whole program would be continuing up until the 1st of January.
About the Author: Kenneth McKinley is a 35-year old marketing specialist of voparts.com, a leading Volvo parts dealer in the country today. Working in the car parts industry for a long time now and being a car enthusiast himself gives him a wealth of knowledge on anything automotive.