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If you plan to drink, don't drive

Posted Thursday 21 January 2016

To prevent drink driving Mosman, North Sydney and Ku-ring-gai Councils are once teaming up with Roads and Maritime Services and NSW Police to highlight the dangers and the consequences of being caught.

In 2013, over 600 crashes occurred in the North Sydney, Mosman and Ku-ring-gai areas, of which there were just over 280 casualties.

If you plan to drink, don’t drive. Have a Plan B.

The Plan B Drink Drive Campaign is about encouraging people to make positive choices to get home safely after a night out, reinforcing the safety message that if you are having a few drinks, driving is NOT an option.

Options for getting home safely include:

  • Sharing a cab
  • Staying at a friend’s house
  • Arranging a lift with a sober driver
  • Using public transport
  • See more options here

Check train and bus timetables for late night services home or call 131500.

Extra local police will be out and about over the Australia Day weekend targeting drink drivers and conducting random breath tests. Drivers caught under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs can face heavy fines, with penalties of up to 18 months in prison and a court imposed fine of up to $3300 for a first offence and up to $5500 for second offenders.

Double demerits also apply from 22 to 26 January 2017.