Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Xmas drink driving campaign targets office parties: You are being monitored!

That's it, the silly seaon has officially launched with the first Xmas office parties being held in the City in the past two nights.
It's a busy time for the hospitality industry but also for the Police forces who target office parties as part of their Xmas drink driving campaign.

The recent Automobile Association (aka AA) 'Populus Panel survey showed that work colleagues are most likely to encourage respondents to drink ‘just one more’ when they are intending to drive (14%)'.

Big brother will be watching you...

'The AA advertising campaign will be run where office parties are most likely to take place, and online to tap into the ‘getting ready’ occasion via Facebook, MSN, Spotify, YouTube and w00t!. The campaign launches on December 1 and will run over the Christmas period until the beginning of January 2012'.

The likelyhood is that not only AA will closely monitor these social media networks but I would anticipate the police will too!

If you plan your outfit to go to a party, should you not plan your way home too?
If you're going to drink, 1300 WE DRIVE - Call us or book online

Friday, 18 November 2011

Police to stay tough this summer

The police has vouched to relentlessly track down the drink-drivers but also anyone impaired on the roads.

Drug testing stations as well as booze buses will be set up in side streets, back streets and main arteries of Melbourne Metropolitan region over the 7 weeks long festive period.

Basically, the question is no longer  if drink-drivers will be caught... it's down to when they will be caught.

Nobody plans to crash their car or to lose their license for Xmas. 

It is very simple: If you drink, 1300 We Drive! 

“Over this seven-week period last year we lost 38 lives on Victorian roads,” Mr Walshe said.

“The aim of Victoria Police, TAC, VicRoads and all our road safety partners is to see that figure reduced.

“While we will all be working hard to make this happen, it’s all road users that can make the real difference.

“We all know what the key risks are – speed, alcohol and distraction. Stay alive this summer and stay away from the risks.”