December 31, 2013

Options for a Safe Ride Home

In an effort to help prevent drunk driving in Montgomery County during the New Year’s holiday and beyond, the Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control (DLC) is promoting local drunk driving prevention programs.

The “Be My Designated Driver” (Be My DD) program provides professional, experienced drivers dressed in formal business attire. Drivers are personally interviewed, background screened and insured. A personal driver service, a pick-up service and designated drivers for events are offered. DLC has partnered with BeMyDD to offer Montgomery County participants a free $25 annual membership.

Reservations can be made online at or by calling 1-877-U-BEMYDD (877-823-6933). BeMyDD also offers a mobile app.

DLC also has been a long-time supporter of the Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s (WRAP’s) SoberRide, offering free taxi rides – up to $30 – in the Washington Metro area for adults, 21 and older, from 10 p.m. on New Year’s Eve to 6 a.m. on New Year’s Day. Anyone needing a ride home from the District or surrounding counties, including Montgomery, can call SoberRide at 800-200-TAXI.