If you’re drinking, don’t drive.
Alcohol is a major cause of serious road accidents. One in five people injured or killed on our roads are affected by alcohol, with men making up the largest share of drink drivers involved in fatal crashes.
In Strathfield LGA, alcohol accounted for 3% of crashes, lower than both Sydney and NSW regions. This issue is being addressed through state-wide multimedia campaigns and via initiatives from meetings of Flemington Liquor Accord.
Alcohol related crashes can be avoided by planning ahead of time not to drive. Consider using public transport or appointing a designated driver. You can also take a taxi or arrange for a friend or relative to give you a lift.
The Plan B campaign is specifically aimed at young male drivers aged 17-25, who are over represented in crash statistics. It encourages making positive choices to get home after a night out. Plan B is supported by range of transport options as well as RBT – mobile random breath testing police operations that can happen anytime and anywhere
By changing attitudes to drink driving, the campaign aims for reduction in road toll and awareness around enforcement.
Additionally double demerit points and stringent penalties apply for drink driving during stipulated periods.
For further information visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au or http://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/campaigns/planb.html