WARWICK, RI — Warwick Police, MADD Rhode Island and other community organizations have teamed up to offer free, sober, safe rides home to and from any location in Warwick starting Wednesday at 5 p.m.
The program begins offering rides through 10 p.m. that night, according to an announcement by Warwick Police. People in need of a sober drive home can call 401-773-7113.
Outside Warwick, or outside the safe rides program, you can also call on family, friends, a cab, and designate a sober driver in advance.
MADD RI reports a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found the number of motor vehicle crash traumas decreased by 38.9% thanks to rideshares, confirming what MADD has believed for years – that rideshare apps offer a convenient transportation option that helps reduce the risk of drunk driving crashes.
“As a rideshare supporter, MADD knew from the beginning that rideshare apps would help save lives,” the organization stated.
“Overall, this study indicates that introducing rideshare services to the Houston area was associated with a significant decrease in MVC trauma and impaired driving convictions,” researchers concluded in the study.
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