Safety message for festive season

"Don't drive to drink. And you'll never drink and drive."

The latest STCars Anti-Drink Drive campaign was launched on Dec 11 to drive home the message.

Even as the merry-making of the festive season takes over, organisers are reminding people to leave their vehicles at home.

Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Transport, Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, who launched the campaign, also urged those hosting functions or events to offer the option of non-alcoholic drinks to guests who drive.

Statistics showed that 12 people had died as a result of drink-driving incidents from January to October this year.

Six of them were not behind the wheel.

A total of 2,588 arrests were made for drink-driving for the same period.