Rancho Mirage, CA – Walter Clark Legal Group’s “Safe Ride Home Program” is once again paying for rides home on the Fourth of July to prevent impaired drivers from getting behind the wheel after drinking at local bars and parties.
From Friday, July 1 to Monday July 4 between the hours of 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. the next day, drivers who unexpectedly find themselves with a blood alcohol content (BAC) level over the legal limit should leave their car where it is and get a ride home. Walter Clark Legal Group will reimburse the rider for the Uber, Lyft or taxi fare.
Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group, says: “I have and just about everybody I know has, at some time, driven when they shouldn’t. And the reason that happens is that after you have a drink, you think you’re fine. That’s the effect of impairment. If you see somebody who doesn’t look like they should be driving, send them our link to sign up for a reimbursement and we’ll pay for the ride.”
Walter Clark Legal Group has covered ride fare on holidays for over a decade as a public service to keep drunk drivers off the road.
To participate, a person must request a reimbursement coupon online. These “tickets” can be found at Eventbrite or at WalterClark.com/holiday. Registered drivers will receive instructions on how to receive their reimbursements, which will be made via check up to two weeks after the holiday.
Only cab, Uber, or Lyft rides taken July 1, July 2, July 3, July 4 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. the next day are eligible. Eligible rides must be one-way; up to 50 miles or $50 per ride (whichever comes first); and travel from a bar, restaurant, or private residence to safe location like a hotel or residence, within the following areas: Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Bermuda Dunes, Indio, Coachella, Victorville; El Centro; Joshua Tree; and the Morongo Basin. Participants must be at least 21 years old, have a valid driver’s license, and provide proof of the fare. Limit one reimbursement per household.