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Designate a Driver D-A-D

14 Dartmouth Street
Newport, RI 02840

(401) 639-4901



A non profit agency dedicated to the education of Rhode Island youth regarding the dangers of drinking and driving. Provides safe transport to/ from school sporting events, playing a short educational video about the dangers of underage drinking/ driving. Assists schools by creating mock DUI scenes for educational purposes.

Mission: To periodically Designate-A-Driver for High School and College Students helping to SAFELY transport them to and from after-school activities. To help alleviate some of the after-school travel expenses which are a heavy burden on school budgets; and a major contributing factor to the elimination of some essential after-school programs. At the same time utilizing today's technologically advanced vehicles, to help educate young adult passengers on the dangers of underage drinking and the permanent damage which can be caused by drunk and reckless driving. When not being used for primary student passengers, the d-a-dbus will service it's community with discounted, fundraising "Rhode" trips.

Primary Services:

  • Alcohol/Drug Impaired Driving Prevention  [Show Definition Details]

  • Underage Drinking Prevention  [Show Definition Details]

General Information



Intake Process:

Contact by phone or email

Program Fees:

No fees


High schools in Newport County/ Salve Regina University

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