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County Councillor Helen Fisher

People reminded to nominate a designated driver for their Christmas nights out

Revellers planning their festive celebrations are being reminded to nominate a designated driver to make sure they get home safely.

Over the Christmas and New Year celebrations, thousands of people will be out at work night outs and parties and the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership is reminding people to make sure they have a designated driver.

Speaking on behalf of the partnership, Helen Fisher, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport at Staffordshire County Council said:

“It’s that time of year again when lots of people take to the towns for their work nights out and family parties. And that’s why we’re reminding people to make sure they have a designated driver.  Designated drivers do a great job in helping get friends and family home safely after a night out, so make sure you have yours.”

Councillor Daniel Jellyman, Stoke-on-Trent City Council cabinet member for regeneration, transport and heritage, said:

“We urge everyone to keep safe and sound over the festive period. It is the time to celebrate and have fun, but please do plan your transport for your travels. Designated drivers have a really important role to play in helping everyone to have a good night out. In partnership with colleagues across the county, we urge people to use the roads network safely and responsibly.”

The Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership works to improve road safety across the county through a combination of education and training programmes, enforcement, road engineering and publicity.

To find out more about road safety in Staffordshire visit www.staffssaferroads.co.uk