Centre for Road Safety

Drivers and motorcycle riders attending the Tamworth Country Music Festival can share their Plan B to get home safely after a night out for a chance to win a swag.

This is the first time the 'What’s Your Plan B?' drink driving campaign supporting the ‘Win a Swag’ competition has operated at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, which starts on Friday 17 January.

RBT means you need a Plan B – if you’re enjoying the Tamworth Country Music Festival with a few drinks, make sure that you have a safe way to get home that doesn’t involve getting behind the wheel. If you’re drinking, don’t drive.

Alcohol-related crashes claimed the lives of at least 64 people on NSW roads last year. This accounts for 18 per cent of all road fatalities, including 52 lives lost on country roads.

The 12 participating hotels and clubs will invite patrons to register their Plan B during the Tamworth Country Music Festival for the chance to win a swag and help raise awareness about the importance of planning ahead to avoid drinking and driving.

 

Venues and competition details

All participating venues and details about entering the competition are outlined in Win a Swag - Guidelines (PDF, 142Kb).

As your blood alcohol concentration rises, so does your risk of being in a crash. Whether it is calling on someone for a lift or rolling out a swag on a mate’s floor, you need to have a Plan B before you go out during the festive season.

If you have had a lot to drink in one night, you may be over the limit for a large part of the following day so you should avoid driving.

It’s not worth risking your life, or someone else’s, so no matter how short the journey or how well you know the road, you should be aware that:

  • Every year, more than two-thirds of the lives lost on NSW roads occur in the country and drink driving is one of the biggest contributing factors
  • The fatality rate on country roads is four times than that of metropolitan roads
  • The rate of serious road-related injuries among residents in rural areas is nearly twice that of those in major cities
  • Speedfatigue and drink driving are the three main contributors to fatalities and serious injuries on NSW roads.