Safe Rides seeks adult volunteers

Safe Rides operates Fridays and Saturdays, from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Adult volunteers are needed on Fridays or Saturdays.

Part Time Shifts
9:30-11:30 p.m. and 11:30-1:30 a.m.

Full Shift
9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.

To volunteer or to find out more information, contact Jim Boutelle, [email protected] or call 203-637-4345www.saferidesgreenwich.org

Since its creation in 1982, the aim of Safe Rides has been to reduce the dangers of teen drinking and driving. TAG recently assumed responsibility for the program, and plans to run the program most Fridays and Saturdays of the 2015-2016 school year.

Teens are allowed to use the service to call for a ride in the event that they feel unsafe driving themselves or others home. Teens do not have to be intoxicated to use the service and may request a ride from any location within the Greenwich area. The service has been used to pick up teens from parties, from babysitting, and late at night from work.

Cars are driven by trained and paid TAG drivers and the dispatching is supervised by trained TAG personnel. Each car also has a teen volunteer who takes calls and tells the driver the pickup and drop off location, and teens answer the phone in the TAG office and help with some of the dispatching.

For a Safe Ride home, call 203-869-8445

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