Transport for NSW: The 6 1/2 foot drink driving intervention

Transport for NSW, the state government's transport and roads department, launched the "Terry Godmother" campaign to reduce the number of illegal alcohol-related crashes on NSW roads as part of their 2026 Road Safety Action Plan to nudge drivers towards safer decisions and achieve zero deaths or serious injuries on-road by 2050.

Executive summary

Changing behaviour is no small feat. When that behaviour happens to be drink driving and your target audience happens to be the most change-resistant risk-takers in the state, then you really have your work cut out for you.

With the launch of Transport for NSW's 'Terry Godmother' campaign, not only did we see a dramatic 14% decrease in reported drink driving, and the lowest number of drink driving fatalities on record, we also got there without saying anything new.

By amplifying our audience's own instincts rather than attacking them, we proved that sometimes, the messenger really is the...

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