Today Johnny Mercer Member of Parliament for Plymouth Moor View has committed to JOIN THE PACT with Johnnie Walker to never drink and drive and is urging constituents to join in signing the anti-drink drive pledge.
JOIN THE PACT is a global responsible drinking programme run by Johnnie Walker owner Diageo since 2008 that encourages people to make a commitment to never drink and drive. Johnnie Walker are asking people to make their commitment through using the hashtag #JOINTHEPACT on social media.
Diageo has secured over 5 million pledges never to drink and drive through its global programme Johnnie Walker #JoinThePact, beating its target a year ahead of its goal. Today Diageo also announces a tenfold increase in its next target, aiming to secure 50 million pledges by 2025 – with 2 million pledges already secured towards this goal thanks to recent activity in India.
Mr Mercer said “If you drink and drive it puts the lives of others at risk, whether they are drivers, pedestrians or passengers in their own car. I urge my constituents to JOIN THE PACT to never drink and drive and keep themselves, their communities and their loved ones’ safe this festive season.”
In the last 50 years, road casualties caused by drink driving have fallen dramatically, but in 2014, there were still 240 deaths due to drink driving – accounting for 14% of all road fatalities. By drinking and driving, you risk your life, those of your passengers and others on the road.
Johnnie Walker is committed to responsible drinking, which is why they created JOIN THE PACT and placed it at the heart of their Formula 1 sponsorship for over 10 years.
Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands including Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, JεB, Buchanan’s and Windsor whiskies, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Don Julio, Tanqueray and Guinness.
Diageo is a global company, and our products are sold in more than 180 countries around the world. The company is listed on both the London Stock Exchange (DGE) and the New York Stock Exchange (DEO). For more information about Diageo, our people, our brands, and performance, visit us at www.diageo.com. Visit Diageo’s global responsible drinking resource, www.DRINKiQ.com, for information, initiatives, and ways to share best practice.
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