'Designated Driver' cards to be distributed to drinking patrons
The China Post news staffTAIPEI, Taiwan -- To further advocate the concept of “when drinking, no driving, and use a designated driver,” the Ministry of Transportation and Communications' (MOTC) Road Traffic Safety Commission (RTSC) and the Taiwan Beverage Alcohol Forum (TBAF) created a “Designated Driver Counter Card” to be distributed and placed with cashiers of 50,000 alcohol-selling premises nationwide, such as KTVs, restaurants, bars and night clubs.
October 27, 2013, 12:01 am TWN
This will remind those who have consumed alcoholic beverages to use taxis as “designated drivers” that are able to take party-goers safely home. It will also encourage drivers to learn more about designated drivers and raise awareness of responsible drinking behavior. It is hoped that these measures will help to reduce incidents related to drunk driving.
RTSC Executive Secretary Hsieh Jien-tain (謝界田), Taipei City Police Traffic Division Chief Chang Meng-lin (張夢麟) and TBAF Chairman Tim Paech, together with police officers, beverage alcohol promoters and drivers from Taiwan Taxi Company, joining hands to promote “when drinking, no driving, and use a designated driver.”
Paech said, “We are very grateful to the MOTC, the Taipei City Police Traffic Division, Taiwan Taxi Company and all collaborating alcoholic beverage outlets for their support and assistance to help foster a general consensus on 'when drinking, no driving, and using a designated driver is the safe way.' The creation of the 'Designated Driver Counter Card' is to remind people that when you have difficulty finding a 'designated driver,' choose a taxi to do the job. It represents a responsible drinking attitude, and your efforts to enhance traffic safety for yourself, your friends, your family and society as a whole.”