Dry drivers, we salute you
You’re the ones who save us from dance floor disasters, questionable kebabs and get us home safely.
The low-down on drink driving. 1 in 5 fatal crashes involve drink driving. 43 Queenslanders died due to drink driving in 2014.
So why is alcohol so dangerous? Drinking slows your reaction time, blurs your vision and makes it hard to judge things like speed and distance. Pretty scary huh? But how do you know when you’re over the limit? It’s hard because different people process alcohol different. Plus, different glass sizes and different alcohol content make it hard to tell how much you’ve had. When will you be okay to drive?
Well, the only thing that breaks down alcohol is time. You can still be over the limit the next morning. That’s why, if you’re driving it’s easier to stick to the soft stuff. But what if you want to have a few drinks? Make a plan. Organise a lift, catch a cab, or public transport. Designate a driver or stay at a mate’s. It’s that easy.
Together we can make the roads safer for everyone.
There comes a time in a Queenslander’s life when we’re called to say “No Thanks I’m driving”.
“Good man” “Have you seen my fur babies” “Cat’s, Oh who’s That?” We must trust our instincts, and be ever watchful… So we can do what must be done.
Be decisive, remain focused and compassionate. There’s no medal, But the rewards are great. When you plan to drive dry, Queensland salutes you.
Authorised by the Queensland Government, Brisbane.