NDC finds backers for free NYE bus

| 29/12/2012

purple bus_0.JPG(CNS): The National Drug Foundation will be continuing its tradition of running the free purple bus on Grand Cayman this year after three businesses came forward to sponsor the service. For over ten years the NDC has partnered with local firms and restaurants to coordinate the Designated Driver Programme and the New Year’s Eve Purple Ribbon Bus service during the Holiday Season. This year Cayman National, Greenlight Re and Jacques Scott Group Ltd have come up with the cash to pay for the buses and drivers so party goers have no reason to drink and drive.

“We are thrilled to partner with these sponsors in an effort to make our community safer,” said Joan West-Dacres, Executive Director of the NDC. “It’s more than just a free ride, it saves lives.”

The NDC team encouraged everyone to take advantage of the free bus service, which will be run on a 30 minute schedule on New Year’s Eve by Reid’s Premier Tours. Routes extend throughout Grand Cayman, from West Bay to Bodden Town, with hourly buses to North Side and East End from 9:00pm to 4:00am.

"We encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity for a safe ride home. Be safe, be smart, don’t drink and drive,” added Simon Miller fromthe drug council.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    poster 12:01 the name is Reid’s premier tours it’s there. and for the posters complaining about being ripped off by taxi drivers why don’t you guys complain about the expensive drinks at the bar. no matter how expensive the taxi ride it could save anyone a world of regrets.

  2. Anonymous says:

    i support anything that means the taxi drivers don't get to rip-off the public…..

    deregulate the taxi industry!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Corporate sponsorship to the rescue again….udp supporters of mckeevas slush fund claimed private sector did not support the community enough…?

  4. Anonymous says:

    This is a great idea but there are still people out there who want their cars home in the morning and will drive, i recently became a member of a company that make sure your car is home in the morning, they pull up on these little scooters, fold the scooter up and put it in my boot, then then drive me and my friends home, take the scooter out of the boot and drive off to the next job. you probably have seen them driving around on SMB over the last few months on these little orange scooters it is quit funny as there is a guy the size of a elephant on one but he's a really great guy and river. i wont give the company name but i highly recomend, it is great to see that someone has started this and i really hope people use it.

    Many of us have New Years Resolutions and mine and my families is NOT TO DRINK AND DRIVE. i will use this company for as long as i live on this islands.

    • Anonymous says:

      Why won't you give the name of the company?! How does that promote them or help someone who might otherwise attempt to drive intoxicated?!?!

      "…i wont give the company name but…i will use this company for as long as i live on this islands…"

      Very selfish.

  5. Anonymous says:

    the buses will help but it won’t cure alcohol induced stupidity which is a big problem, on new years eve and in general .

    • Anonymous says:

      Maybe someone could donate money to a daycare service to change nappies if anyone gets so smashed that they soil themselves. That would be doing a great civic duty.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Thank you!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Thank you sponsors …now THAT'S civic duty…Politicians take note.

  8. Anonymous says:

    How about the people that drink themselves to OD levels pre-pay for their care