Drunk driving campaign launched

The Cayman Islands Road Safety Advisory Council has launched its campaign against drunk driving this holiday season, and will be posting such messages in bars, restaurants and other public places.

The campaign, now in its eighth year, calls attention to the danger of drunk driving and encourages the public to use a 24-hour taxi service if they go out drinking over the holidays. Seven taxis on Grand Cayman and one on Cayman Brac are participating in the programme.

CIRSAC has produced 20,000 wallet-sized cards with the list of taxis and contact numbers, along with its message against drunk driving. These cards, along with posters and flyers are being distributed to bars, restaurants and wherever alcohol is sold.

Aileen Samuel, chairperson of CIRSAC says that this year the organization was encouraged by the taxi drivers who requested a continuation of the programme.

‘We cannot over-emphasize the need for safe and alcohol-free driving, especially at this time of the year. I urge everyone to be responsible and to spread the message to their friends and families. We especially ask bartenders to be vigilant and to play a part in encouraging patrons to be sensible about their driving,’ Ms Samuel says.

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