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Skipper program — south east Queensland

Image of skipper picturesDrink driving contributes to 22 per cent of all fatal crashes. Most people do not drink and drive on a regular basis, however research shows that 20 per cent of Queenslanders drove home at least once in the past 12 months after drinking.

The Skipper program encourages people to plan ahead and consider how they are going to get home safely after having a few drinks. This can help avoid any inconvenience later, or the temptation to drink and drive. It is all about safe driving and making sure the skipper and their friends and family get home safely.

Participating premises offer free soft drinks to the designated skipper. In order to receive the free soft drinks, the skipper needs to register with the bar staff to receive a wristband. The skipper simply shows the wristband to order free soft drink. Note: eligibility in the program is at the discretion of the bar staff.

To discourage people from drinking and driving, the Department of Transport and Main Roads' has implemented a driver Skipper program at participating licensed premises across Queensland. Contact your local licensed venue direct and ask whether they participate in a designated driver program.

For more information on the Skipper program, contact a senior road safety advisor on 1300 360 135y.

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Last updated
07 January 2019