Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Darwin Cup Carnival racegoers urged to go home safely

Darwin Cup Carnival racegoers who don’t plan ahead can leave their car at the track safely if they have a few drinks.
TIO is again sponsoring the provision of overnight security at the Darwin Turf Club as an initiative under its PartySafe road safety program.

The program raises awareness of the dangers of drink driving and encourages Territorians who have a few drinks to find alternative ways to get home.
TIO Community Relations Manager Chris Thiel said the car park security was one of a number of measures to give people peace of mind.
“Our aim is not to stop people having a good time but to make the right choices before getting behind the wheel,” she said.
“If they know their vehicle is going to safe if they leave it overnight, they will be more likely to leave it there and find another way home.”
The PartySafe program has teamed up with Darwin Cup Carnival since 2009 to drive home the road safety message.
On Darwin Cup Day the PartySafe tent will be at the races offering free breath testing and advice on getting home safely.

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