Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The time has arrived for the annual Christmas party reminder: don’t drive if you plan to drink. The limit in Switzerland is 0.5 per 1,000, which means about one glass of wine. That said, Christmas parties, at the office or elsewhere, often catch people by surprise, and if you have one too many, consider phoning Nez Rouge to have someone come and drive you home in your own car. The Geneva area service also covers neighbouring France.
The holiday season service starts this weekend, with drivers on call 11 and 12 December, and then throughout the holidays but with dates and times varying slightly from one region to another.
The organization, whose focus is on prevention, is now in its 20th year, has a staff of volunteers and a good reputation for helping people get home safely: during the 2008 holiday season the group delivered more than 23,000 people who had decided they were over the limit. About one-fifth of these took advantage of the service on New Year’s Eve. People who use the service donate a fee to Nez Rouge. The money is then given to a group of charities throughout Switzerland.
Nez Rouge map with regional service direct phone numbers