10 Dec 2020
A CHRISTMAS WISH
This year, as part of our annual drink and drug drive campaign, we are sharing a Christmas Wish with a difference…the wish of a 10-year-old girl, and there’s not a toy in sight.
The wish, which is currently being aired on Heart FM radio station, pleads for us all to look out for each other and help to make our roads a safer place for all.
We hope that it will strike a chord with listeners and make people of all ages think twice about driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol this Christmas.
Joanne Wehrle, manager of South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership (SYSRP), said: “We all know that 2020 has been a year like no other and we have all faced challenges in our daily lives.
“At this time of year, our thoughts turn to our loved ones and even though the festive season looks completely different, it’s so important that we don’t take unnecessary risks.
“With pubs and restaurants currently closed, many people will be drinking at home but we still need to spread the word on the dangers of drinking and driving, particularly the morning after.
“Our radio ad this year makes a plea to drivers not to make this year any harder by getting behind the wheel after drinking or taking drugs.”
A Christmas Wish:
I want to remember this year, as the year we all helped each other.
The year we all took care of each other.
The year that we thought of other people first.
I don’t want to remember it, as the year you became a drunk driver.
The year you lost your job.
The year … you killed a little girl like me.
Please don’t make life harder.
Please don’t drink and drive.
You can follow our #nonefortheroad campaign on social media or find out more on our drink and drug driving pages: sysrp.co.uk/drinkdriving