MP Mike invites Designated Drivers to celebrate Christmas with free soft drinks

Hampshire MP Mike Thornton (pictured) has invited local designated drivers to claim their reward for keeping the roads safe this Christmas. As part of a national campaign run by Coca-Cola in partnership with the Department for Transport’s THINK! campaign, designated drivers can enjoy a "buy one, get one free" offer on Coca-Cola, Diet Coke and Coca-Cola Zero as they celebrate the festive period in local pubs and bars.

Mike_Thornton.jpgNow in its sixth year, the campaign will run in over 8,000 pubs and venues up and down the country. The programme will run for three weeks from 9th to 31st December 2013 in pubs across Hampshire and all over the country, as part of an ongoing partnership with the Department for Transport’s THINK! road safety initiative.

Mike Thornton, Eastleigh MP, said: "This is a great idea, and a good way to help keep our roads safer and stop needless and tragic accidents this Christmas. We should pay tribute to those designated drivers up and down our county who are keeping our roads safe."

Jon Woods, General Manager, Coca-Cola Great Britain and Ireland said: "Designated drivers play a vital role in making sure the roads are safe for everyone. We know that it’s safer not to drink at all before getting behind the wheel, and so Coca-Cola is rewarding all designated drivers with free drinks so that they can celebrate the festive period and help to get their friends and family home safely."

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