Durkan gives his backing to ‘designated driver’ campaign

Mark Durkan signing up to support the initiative.
Mark Durkan signing up to support the initiative.

SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan has attended the Coca-Cola Christmas Parliamentary Reception at Westminster to support the annual ‘Designated Driver’ campaign.

Mr. Durkan said the campaign aims to keep roads in Derry and throughout the North safe over the festive period.

Drivers are encouraged to visit www.DesignatedDriver.ie to download a voucher entitling them to two free soft drinks when presented at participating pubs, restaurants and hotels in the north, including many in Derry.

Mr. Durkan said: “It is a fantastic initiative which rewards drivers for being responsible. It is important to take precautions getting to and from festivities, whether by appointing a designated driver or making other arrangements.

“This campaign makes it easier for people to do the right thing and helps us to bring people home safely this Christmas.”