Canberrans enjoying the festive season in Civic are encouraged to leave the car at home and catch an ACTION Nightrider bus home in the early hours of the weekend.

“Our NightRider bus service is the best catch after 1am to ensure you get home safely from Civic over the festive season,” Liz Clarke, Acting General Manager, ACTION said today.

“Eight NightRider buses will operate this weekend, the weekend of 18 and 19 December and on New Year’s Eve.

“Buses depart between 1am and 4:45am from the Civic Bus Interchange and take people home for a $10 fixed fare.”

Ms Clarke said Nightrider was just one of a suite of ACT Government initiatives to combat drink-driving this festive season which also includes advertising on bar mats, drink coasters and posters urging people to drink OR drink.

“Everyone who chooses to drink this festive season must also make a decision not to drive,” Ms Clarke said. “Travel home safely by taking an ACTION bus, a taxi or by organising a designated driver.”

For more information, please visit www.action.act.gov.au