Numbers are down this year for volunteer-designated driver service Operation Red Nose.
Tonight might be the busiest night of the year for designated driver charity Operation Red Nose.
But numbers are down on this time last year according to coordinator Chris Wilson.
Wilson says 4,400 rides were made compared to 5,000 rides last year.
But he puts it down to something simple – the weather.
“In general, what we’re also seeing is people staying home because of the snow but also, our numbers are actually down a little bit. The first two weekends of this year were a little bit less than the first two weekends of last year and I think people are just being more responsible and are making sure that someone in their party is going to be a designated driver.”
“So far the campaign this year has been pretty successful. Our numbers are down quite a bit from last year but that’s I think primarily down to the fact that we’ve had two weekends of a lot of snow. So far in BC we’ve done 4400 rides, last year we at this point, it was close to 5000 rides around the province.”
Over 230 volunteers signed up to drive revellers home during the holiday season this year.
Wilson says those needing a lift tonight should call ahead a couple of hours in advance.