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Published Thursday, 12 December 2013

A new campaign was launched by Enfield Council this December to urge motorists not to drink if they are planning to drive.

The ‘It’s Never OK to Drink and Drive’ initiative was created to remind everyone that as Christmas and the New Year arrive, people must have travel plans that don’t involve drinking and driving.

To coincide with this, Enfield Council and Don’t Be That Someone, an award winning drink-drive campaign, are looking for ‘heroes’ to come along to their event at Southbury Leisure Park’s Cineworld on Saturday 21 December at 6pm.

The ‘heroes’ they are looking for are those people who take it upon themselves to get their friends and families home safely after a night out.

Whether you decide to be the designated driver, look after the cab kitty or keep an eye on the bus timetable, you could be saving lives. The event can tell you how you can be a better hero. The best hero could even win an iPod, cinema tickets, music vouchers or other prizes to help you make the most of a night out. There will be a chance to ‘take on a hero’ at a reaction-testing game, as well as a super hero themed dress up photo booth.

Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Chris Bond said “Christmas and New Year nights out are just around the corner, and we’re urging people getting behind the wheel not to drink and drive so that these traditional festive celebrations don’t turn into a tragedy for anyone.

“As the latest Department for Transport figures show that 44% of all car passengers injured or killed in a drink drive collision are between 16-24 years of age, it’s especially important that young people are reminded of the dangers of drinking and driving.

“This event is a fantastic idea to encourage the public to have fun whilst being safe around the festive season.”

For more information and help visit the Enfield Councils website or dontbethatsomeone

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