Make hol­i­day a time for liv­ing leg­ends

North Waikato News - - News -

A new drink driv­ing road safety cam­paign has been launched in Waikato Dis­trict off the back of re­cent na­tional ad­ver­tis­ing, Stop a mate driv­ing drunk – Legend.

Waikato Dis­trict Coun­cil’s road safety co-or­di­na­tor Megan Jolly said the cam­paign was timely with the new al­co­hol driv­ing lim­its that came into ef­fect on De­cem­ber 1 for those aged 20 and over.

She said it could be dif­fi­cult to tell a mate not to drive but it’s im­por­tant for ev­ery­one to take re­spon­si­bil­ity for road safety on the roads.

‘‘No one wants to share the road with some­one who is over the limit, so we all have to play a part by speak­ing up.

‘‘ Tak­ing some­one’s keys, of­fer­ing a couch for the night or giv­ing a lift home to some­one who is over the limit can help to keep us all safer on the roads,’’ she said.

Ms Jolly said the ‘‘Legend’’ mes­sages would be shared in a wide va­ri­ety of ways with the com­mu­nity in­clud­ing so­cial me­dia, li­censed premises and sports clubs.

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