Melissa Brown and Alexis Tramacchi present Gympie’s latest innovative business; a convenient designated driver service that gets you home safe in your own car after a few drinks.
Melissa Brown and Alexis Tramacchi present Gympie’s latest innovative business; a convenient designated driver service that gets you home safe in your own car after a few drinks. Renee Pilcher

Driver deal after parties

A NEW concept of responsible designated drivers has come to town.

My Driver is a convenient designated driver service that gets you home safe in your own car after a few drinks.

While this is the only service of its kind in the Gympie region, designated driver services are in demand nationwide due to it being a convenient and safe way to get your family and car home after a fun time out.

After discovering this service existed, Melissa Brown and her niece Alexis Tramacchi began researching and investigating the industry and opened for operation this month.

With the help of their family and friends, they are excited and proud to present this new service to the people of Gympie.

My Driver clients can drive their own car to a party or venue and not have to worry about how they are getting home safe and who is driving.

"We are a designated driver service that will come and pick you up, and drive you home in your own car," they said.

"Now husbands and wives can finally enjoy a night out together without arguing over who is going to be the designated driver and we love that.

"This journey is new and exciting for us.

"Every pick up that we do is rewarding because we know we are providing a service that makes life more enjoyable and convenient for others.

"Our customers have been amazing and we are excited about the potential for future growth of the business.

"We have already had a few exclusive bookings for parties which meant that every single party guest got home at the end of the night and didn't have to worry about going back the next day for their cars.

"We imagine this option will be quite popular for people throwing parties and weddings.

Melissa and Alexis are busy women who try to lead challenging yet balanced lives. Melissa is a wife and mother of three who helps run family business, Brown's Professional Tree Service, and is also a truckie in the mines at Claremont every other week.

Last year, Alexis helped to bring the Jetts Fitness gym to town after moving back from the United States where she lived for almost 10 years.

She had seen designated driver services become a growing industry in America where people were becoming more responsible and aware of drink driving consequences.

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