Make sure that before you go out you have thought about how you are going to get home. You don’t want to stumble home drunk and on your own. Our own SU officers have in the past been mugged, robbed or assaulted as a result of going home alone. Generally a taxi could cost you €10, that’s far less if you decide to have other people travel with you. During Term, there is a night bus organised by UCC Students’ Union starting from Washington Street (outside Four Star Pizza). It goes towards UCC, Victoria Cross and Bishopstown. Buses operate on Tuesday and Thursday nights and costs only €2.
Road safety is important to keep in mind, a huge proportion of those that die every year on the roads are students. When you think about all the students that go back and forth from home to college over the weekends, it’s easy to believe how many students die on roads.
The main things to keep in mind are to stay visible late at night so be careful of cars if it’s dark. Don’t ever drink and drive. Remember you can still be over the legal limit the morning after a binge so give it a few hours before you get behind a wheel. Of course, don’t let your friends drink and drive either and if they do, don’t be a passenger. It may not be the cool thing to do, but you should report any drunk driving to the emergency services, it could save someone’s life. Remember to keep an eye on your speed when driving, you are using a potentially lethal weapon so keep yourself and others safe.