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Pop-up bar creates awareness around drunk driving

12 December 2018 3:06 PM
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Aware.org took on a bold campaign that has made South Africans pay attention.

Have you come across the 'One on Nicol' Pop Up Bar?

Some Joburg motorists were outraged this week when a “first-to-SA” pop-up store situated on William Nicol Drive, was revealed to be a drive-through bar, aptly named #OneOnNicol.

The initiative was however aimed at having South Africans actively rethink their drinking habits and thought patterns when it comes to getting behind the wheel after even just one drink.

The initiative forms part of a broader festive season campaign headed up by the Association for Alcohol Responsibility and Education (aware.org), in partnership with the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC).

Azania sat down with CEO of aware.org Ingrid Louw to find out more.

Aware.org is set up by the alcohol industry and this is their collective commitment to alcohol harm reduction.

Ingrid Louw, CEO of aware.org

We said we can't continue to do the same thing and expect different results. We took it to the board and they said absolutely not, this is too risky. So I had to go and get some comfort from government, take them into our confidence and together with the Road Traffic Management Corporation we decided we are putting up this pop-up bar because we want South Africans to be outraged.

Ingrid Louw, CEO of aware.org

South Africans were outraged, they were like, this is illegal, this is unacceptable, how did you get a license to do this? This, for us, is the start now of a continuing conversation.

Ingrid Louw, CEO of aware.org

The important thing is to get this collective consciousness around the fact that it is not cool to drink and drive. Even one drink is not acceptable.

Ingrid Louw, CEO of aware.org

The focus of the campaign is two-pronged and is also encouraging pedestrians not to drink and walk.

Click on the link below to listen to the full conversation....


12 December 2018 3:06 PM
Tags:
Drunk driving
One on Nicol
None on Nicol
drink and drive

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