Posted by Gunn Parent, a resident of the Barron Park neighborhood, on Aug 27, 2012 at 11:50 am
I had never heard of the program either, but had the same interest to save lives and offered the same to my children and their friends. Some parents thought I was wrong to do so, without a follow-up call to the parents of anyone I gave a ride to - so they could take whatever corrective action fit their family rules.
I was never asked to drive the same child twice - they actually learned from the experience and avoided future needs.
From my experience this is worthwhile - I did not condone drinking, nor did I help provide supplies or a place to drink, only a safe ride home. I made sure each child was safely in their house. I never had someone so drunk that I thought they could not be safely dropped off, but had that occurred I would have sought help.
For the curious, I drank some as a teen (so been there), but I do not drink now (so was not seen as someone trying to provide means, only save lives).
I really hope the safe ride practice continues!!