Don’t take chances when it comes to getting home from your Christmas Party
RECENT figures in Ireland make for worrying reading when it comes to drink driving where on average 51 people out of every 1,000 are found to be driving while under the influence of alcohol. Over the past ten years counties Kerry and Cork have reported nearly 20,000 cases of drink driving between them (Kerry, 4,743; Cork 14,996) and while Christmas might be an enjoyable time for most of us, it can so easily turn to tragedy for many families when unnecessary and silly risks are taken by people when it comes to driving under the influence.
Often when the feel good factor is high around Christmas party time it can lead to temptation when it comes to getting home. Thankfully in 2017 the message in Kerry regarding the dangers of drink driving at Christmas was a success with Gardaí reporting only seven arrests.
However, we all know it takes only one incident to ruin so many lives and caution is still advised as Christmas 2018 and party season draws ever closer. One way to help combat the scourge of drink driving is to make travel plans part of your preparations.
There are countless taxi and mini bus companies out there that can work with you to ensure all revellers are safely dropped home once the party finishes.
Hire buses for a certain time; arrange for a set number of taxis to pick people up; discuss routes and arrange a specially reduced fare for party goers.
It’s easy to pick up the phone and contact your local taxi operator and make them part of your Christmas party preparations. Don’t drink and drive and help keep your night a great one.
Don’t spoil your night out, there are countless taxi and mini bus companies out there that can work with you to ensure all revellers are safely dropped home once the party finishes.