Catch the Nightrider home

REVELLERS this New Year's Eve will be offered a free lift home, courtesy of the Coffs Harbour Liquor Accord and Coffs Harbour City Council.

Free Nightrider bus services aimed to get people home safely will run between midnight tonight and 3.30am on New Year's Day.

The northern service will take revellers home to the Northern Beaches and Woolgoolga.

The southern service will drop off to Boambee East, Toormina and Sawtell. Council's road safety officer, Anne Shearer, said the council was urging everyone to make sure they had a "plan B" to get home.

"People can take a Nightrider bus, a taxi, get a lift with a friend who hasn't been drinking or taking drugs, arrange to stay overnight with a friend or relative, or take a courtesy bus from a venue," Anne said.

"You may think driving home is the cheapest option - but the consequences of a drink-drive offence can be costly. You could lose your licence, cop a fine, lose your job, lose the respect of your family, friends and colleagues, end up in jail or even lose your life."

To get home to the Northern Beaches the bus will depart at 12.05am, 2.05am and 3.35am from the CBD (outside the Empire Kebab shop on Grafton St) and then to the Jetty strip and Ocean Pde (Hoey Moey bus zone).

There will be services every hour from 12.15am to 3.15am to Sawtell, Toormina and Boambee departing from the Empire Kebab shop via Ocean Pde and the Jetty strip.

Check Facebook - Coffs Nightrider for more details.



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