Impaired driving is a safety concern in most communities. Ride programs that get impaired drivers home safely is a concrete strategy communities can use to address this concern.
Unlike Minnesota’s larger urban areas, less populated communities often have few, if any, public transportation choices or taxi services—and thus, few options for drivers who have had too much to drink. In response, this safe ride information focuses primarily on guidance for smaller communities.
The Minnesota Safe Ride Guide gives step-by-step advice to individuals or groups wanting to start a safe ride service in their community. Information for program organizers, as well as key questions to consider, have been culled from research and other successful programs and organized into an easy-to-use format.