Insurance firm backs free NYE bus service

| 28/12/2011

purple bus.JPG(CNS):  Final bus schedule now attached—  The National Drug Council has managed to secure sponsorship for the free Purple Ribbon Bus which it says will run from 10pm to 3am on New Year’s Eve. This year locally based insurance firm Greenlight RE has donated the cash for the initiative which has been running for over ten years. The NDC has also partnered with local businesses and restaurants to coordinate the Designated Driver Programme giving free soft drinks to designated drivers. “We continue to be extremely grateful for the private sector donors who support initiatives such as this one,” said Executive Director Joan West-Dacres.

“We were able to increase the buses from five in 2010 to eight buses in 2011!! There is really no excuse for drinking and driving this New Year’s Eve,” she added.

The free NYE bus service established to assist in reducing the number of drinking and driving incidents has always been well received and has made a significant contribution to making the roads much safer on the annual holiday.  The eight Reid's Premier Tours buses will be travelling a regular route at regular intervals from West Bay to Bodden Town and will carry the Purple Ribbons and magnets. The buses will pick-up passengers at all major restaurants, bars, night-clubs and at regular bus stops along the route and will also operate to and from East End and North Side.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    take that taxi parasites!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Insurance firms need to assess vehicle premiums accurately and base their premiums on ACCIDENT STATISTICS. Start charging more for the Jap pocket rockets and less for the larger, safer vehicles. 

  3. Anonymous says:

    "The bus can swim"

  4. Anonymous says:

    Greenlight RE, you have always been a good corporate citizen of Cayman and once again you step up to the plate.

    Simply said:  Thank you!

  5. Anonymous says:

    So what about poor ol Cayman Brac?

    • Anonymous says:

      I think you have to take a plane to the Brac, a bus can't make it. 

      If you are talking about the same service on the Brac maybe a local business there could  do as Greenlight did in Grand Cayman.