Council works with local pubs and clubs during the Christmas season to minimise the risks associated with drink walking by reminding patrons that if they have been drinking walk safe.

A key message of the campaign is that you do not have to be drunk to be affected by alcohol. Alcohol impairs brain function leading to slower responses and reactions, poor decisions and reduced ability to judge speed and distance.

People who are intending to drink are strongly advised to arrange in advance their safe journey home by planning not to drive and walk safely using well lit streets, traffic lights and pedestrian crossings; and arranging to share a taxi with friends, catch public transport, ride with a driver who has not been drinking or taking drugs, or organising a lift from a friend or relative.