TxDOT's Sober Ride Sleigh tour to make a stop in Harlingen

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 4:03pm

TxDOT's Sober Ride Sleigh tour to deliver life-saving Holiday message in Harlingen.

Before heading off to a holiday party or event, people often forget to arrange a sober ride home for themselves, friends, loved ones or colleagues. This holiday season, TxDOT is asking Texans to literally get on board with a message that can save lives.

People in 15 cities across the state will be invited to climb inside the Sober Ride Sleigh, a donated limousine decked out in holiday colors and sporting a giant bow on the roof. The sleigh will make stops at shopping malls and holiday-related events, where people can pledge to arrange for and accept sober rides during the holidays. People can go to soberrides.org to learn how they can enter to win a grand prize — a trip to New York City to celebrate New Year’s Eve. There is also the opportunity to win a limo ride on New Year’s Eve in any Texas community.

During last year’s holiday season, 776 DWI-alcohol traffic crashes occurred in Texas, causing 78 fatalities. The number of fatalities increased by 21.8 percent from the previous year.

WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
WHERE: Harlingen Travel Information Center, located at 2021 W. Harrison Ave., in Harlingen.

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