Drivers and motorcycle riders in regional NSW can share their Plan B to get home safely before the holiday season for a chance to win a swag.
The 'What’s Your Plan B?' drink driving campaign supporting the ‘Win a Swag’ competition is run across regional NSW in December each year.
RBT means you need a Plan B – if you’re going out for a few drinks this festive season, 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.
In its fourth year, the competition started in Mudgee and Gilgandra in 2015 and has expanded to more than 60 towns across Western NSW.
Almost 300 pubs, clubs, hotels and bottle shops will invite patrons to register their Plan B this December 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
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
- Speed, fatigue and drink driving are the three main contributors to fatalities and serious injuries on NSW roads.
Radio stations - taxi vouchers give-away
Regional radio stations are also giving away taxi vouchers to listeners who call in with their Plan B as part of the campaign. Participating stations are: