Drink Driving

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Drink Driving

What's your Plan B?

Warringah Council is encouraging residents to think about their Plan B before heading out.

As part of the Local Government Road Safety Program, Plan B information will be provided to restaurants, pubs, clubs to discourage drink driving.

Ways to avoid drink driving:

  • Plan ahead and arrange other transport.
  • Share a taxi.
  • Catch a bus.
  • Crash on a friends couch.
  • Ride with a driver who hasn't been drinking or taking drugs.
  • Arrange for a friend or relative to give you a lift.
  • And don't forget; getting back to zero might take all day. And the only thing that will sober you up is time.

 

The best way to make sure you’re not tempted to drive after a few drinks is to leave your car at home.

Embrace the Walk of Shame

'Hungover?  You’re Over’ is a northern beaches drink driving awareness campaign which puts the focus on the issue of driving the morning after a ‘big night.’  It’s a time many people are not aware that they might still be over the legal driving limit.

It’s critical people do not get behind the wheel too soon after indulging in alcoholic drinks. Alcohol can remain in your system long after the last drink. More than 15,000 drivers blew over the legal driving limit between the hours of 5am and 1pm over the past five years. (NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research).

The joint campaign is an initiative of Pittwater Council, Manly Council, Warringah Council, Northern Sydney Local Health District & Northern Beaches Liquor Accord.

People joke about the ‘walk of shame’ but it’s time to embrace the walk of shame as a logical alternative for getting behind the wheel, where you are risking your life – and the lives of others.

“One line we want people to take note of is ‘Good Morning RBT, Goodbye Licence’.  That’s the reality of being over the limit the morning after the big night,” said Rob McConnell, President of the Northern Beaches Liquor Accord.

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Warringah Transport Information Guide

The Warringah Transport Information Guide makes it easier for you to plan your transport before you go out.

Enjoy yourself and get home safely! To plan your transport, use the State Transit Authority Trip Planner.