October 11, 2016
Burnham-On-Sea police drink driving campaign heads into town

Burnham-On-Sea Police held a thought-provoking display in the town centre at the weekend to promote their latest drink driving campaign.

The damaged remains of a car following a serious drink drive accident went on show in Burnham's Lynton Road Car Park where officers handed out leaflets to promote responsible driving.

Passers-by were also invited to wear a pair of 'beer goggles' that alter the person's vision to simulate being drunk, as pictured below.

Those taking part were then invited to try a number of walking challenges to demonstrate how the effects of alcohol impact balance and judgement.

PCSO Tracey Grobbeler told "It was a great success, and generated a lot of interest with the public."

"Those taking part in the challenge were shocked to find they were unable to walk in straight lines whilst wearing the 'beer goggles'."

The display comes just a few weeks before the start of the annual Christmas drink driving campaign, which aims to prevent accidents and deaths over the festive period.


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