Southern Vectis is urging New Year’s Eve revellers at bars and restaurants across the Island to leave their cars at home.
Backing Hampshire Constabulary’s anti-drink driving ‘Operation Holly’ campaign, the bus operator is highlighting its New Year’s Eve night services and is standing by for a rise in passenger numbers.
Southern Vectis’ general manager, Richard Tyldsley says:
“It is our business to transport people across the island – so it stands to reason that we’ll be encouraging people to take the bus.
“But the reasons for Hampshire Constabulary’s anti-drink driving campaign are very real. Throughout the party season, they will be conducting operations specifically aimed at those who may still be over the limit the next day.
“Drinking while out at a party and then choosing to drive – even hours later – poses a real threat to life.
“We’re not saying that people should drink to excess just because they’re not driving. But, for those who want to stay safe this New Year’s Eve, it’s a convenient and cost effective option.
“We’re looking forward to a sharp rise in demand this week, and would like to wish all of our customers a peaceful and prosperous New Year.”
Routes 1, 3, 5 and 9 will be running well into the early hours. For a detailed timetable visit http://www.buscms.com/SouthernVectis/uploadedfiles/pdfs/Web_timetables/New_Years_Eve_2017.pdf.