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Collaborative 'DrinkSafe' Christmas campaign launched

Thu, 21 Nov 2019

Superintendent of Operational Policing Steve Maddocks and Public Health Strategist Dawn Henley supporting 'DrinkSafe'.
Superintendent of Operational Policing Steve Maddocks and Public Health Strategist Dawn Henley supporting 'DrinkSafe'.
Isle of Man Constabulary, Public Health and Bus Vannin have teamed up to deliver the annual Christmas message to drink responsibly this year.
 
'TravelSafe' and 'KeepSafe' are the headline slogans for the 2019/20 'DrinkSafe' campaign, which urges party-goers to think ahead, plan their nights out, drink sensibly and arrange to get home safely.
 
This year, timetables and information on late night bus services will be available from all licensed premises around the Island, and there’ll be reminders to book taxis in advance on busy nights.
 
Ellan Vannin Fuels, Isle of Man Newspapers and the Manx taxi trade are also on board as campaign partners this year, helping to support promotional messaging on sites ranging from bus backs to billboards.
 
Officers from the Roads Policing Unit will aim, as in previous years, to reduce levels of alcohol-related offending - including drink-driving.
 
The Constabulary will use social media channels to outline the stark consequences for offenders, as well as the impact of crime on victims.
 
Public Health will focus on the health and social implications of alcohol misuse.
 
Officers from the Road Safety Team will be in Douglas town centre for the Christmas lights switch-on and the start of late night shopping tonight, giving out timetables and advice to the public and reminding motorists they can still be over the drink-drive limit the morning after a night out.
 
Bus Vannin has scheduled additional Night Owl services leaving at a later time than usual – running at weekends and on New Year’s Eve to assist party-goers in getting home safely - timetables can be downloaded from bus.im.
 
Superintendent of Operational Policing Steve Maddocks and Dawn Henley from Public Health spoke to Energy FM about crucial information collected from past campaigns and the importance of not drink driving:
 
 
 
 

Media

  • Dawn Henley - Public Health

  • SI Steve Maddocks - IOM Police

 

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