The new campaign targeting drink driving
RACQ has thrown its support behind a new campaign which encouraged young drivers to call out their mates considering drink driving.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads’ ‘All good. All bad’ campaign primarily targeted young males in regional areas and urged them to think about changing their behaviours.
RACQ spokesperson Clare Hunter said the Club welcomed the campaign as it would encourage drivers to think about real alternatives to driving after drinking this festive season.
“Even if you live in a regional or rural area, there’s always another option to getting behind the wheel after a few drinks,” Ms Hunter said.
“If public transport or a taxi isn’t available, organise a lift or crash on the couch at a mate’s place.
“We all know the dangers of getting behind the wheel drunk so make smart decisions when celebrating over the festive season – it could save a life.”
Ms Hunter said Wednesday’s campaign launch coincided with the beginning of school holidays in Queensland.
“We’re now coming up to an extremely busy period on roads across the State with Queenslanders heading out in force to visit friends and family, so this message couldn’t have come at a better time,” she said.
“Please make sure you’re up to the task of driving before you hit the road and put safety first every time you get behind the wheel.
“Aside from never drinking and driving, make sure you’ve had enough rest, wear a seat belt, avoid distractions and don’t speed.
“These are the five most deadly causes of crashes and after such a tragic year on our State’s roads, we all need to focus driving like our lives depend on it.”