The Government believes New Zealand drivers aren't ready to moderate their drinking. We know they are. So take responsibility for keeping our roads safe by signing up: Two Drinks Max.
- Sign up at nzherald.co.nz here
- Sign up on Facebook here
- Use #2DrinksMax to show support on Twitter
Sometimes in life it is nice not to have to be told to do the right thing. You know it's right; you just do it.
The Herald on Sunday campaign launching today - Two Drinks Max - is one of those times. Our Government, for reasons we think are pretty lightweight, is not moving to reduce the amount of alcohol you can drink before you drive.
In doing so it is passing up the chance to save lives. Our poll proves the New Zealand public know this, and want the rules changed.
But we don't need legislation. The power is in our hands to ensure we drive safely, and pledging not to drink after having any more than two standard drinks is the way to do it.
I'm signing on today and I wish there had been initiatives like this around in my younger years. I have a drink-driving conviction and the memories of that night are a constant embarrassment.
Thankfully I didn't injure anyone when I was caught, but it could have been different. Sign on to Two Drinks Max and make our roads safer. It may also prompt our decision-makers to do the right thing.
Herald on Sunday