State Government tackles drink driving on the Coast

A NEW State Government initiative is urging young people to stay at a mate’s house rather than drive home drunk.

It’s part of the Join The Drive Christmas road safety campaign, aimed at keeping the road toll at record lows.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said the campaign would especially target young men.


“We’re working hard to make Queensland a safer place and I urge young people to take our Christmas message on board,” he said

“While attitudes towards drink-driving have changed for the better, the holiday season often leads to spontaneous and unplanned get-togethers.”

The campaign will start next week and include television, cinema, online, radio and billboard advertisements.

There will also be a website where users can create their own personalised Mates’ Motel sign for their place to be used on social media and even find breakfast recipes for their guests.

Users can sign up to the campaign here;