Mayo County Council road safety officer, Noel Gibbons, is urging people, whether they are planning a small private gathering, office party, or a large charity event, that party hosts are responsible for making sure the event is not only fun, but safe.
The best way to do this is through careful planning. He has said that party hosts, family and friends must do their bit this Christmas for road safety. Mr Gibbons said this week, "You can help stop your friends from driving under the influence. Get the keys from them, get them into a taxi, and send them home safely."