Safe holidays: Don’t Drink & Drive

Minister of Health, Social Affairs and Labour Emil Lee


GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a section of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, and the Department of Communication (DCOMM), in a collective public service message is urging motorists not to “Drink and Drive,” during the Christmas holiday season and change-over into the New Year when many will be out celebrating.  The emphasis is on keeping our roads safe.

CPS, is calling on the community to check family and friends before they get in front of the wheel of a car.

Every driver has the opportunity to reduce tragedy on the country’s roads.  The onus is on the one behind the wheel who has a responsibility when driving a vehicle.

Pay attention while driving by being disciplined and not impatient.  Also select a designated driver if you plan to have a couple of drinks with family or friends.

There will be a lot of entertainment activities during the Christmas holiday season and Old to New Year changeover in homes, at bars, restaurants and nightclubs.

In order for every Sint Maarten family and visitors alike to be able to enjoy themselves, those driving on our roads club hopping, need to be their brother’s keeper by paying attention to those who may have had a little too much to drink.

Friends don’t let friends drive drunk.  Let us all have a safe holiday season without having any road tragedies due to driving under the influence.

For our visitors, you also have the option of taking a taxi cab home or to your hotel if you are not able to drive.  Don’t become a danger to yourself and other road users.

The following appeal is part of CPS’s annual Safe Holidays campaign in conjunction with DCOMM.