Officers from the Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) are holding a community engagement event in Ware this month, to highlight the dangers of drink and drug driving.
The event will take place in Tudor Square, between 3pm and 6.30pm on Saturday 17 December and will simulate the aftermath of a serious road traffic collision.
Colleagues from Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue service will also be present.
PC Dean Watson, who is organising the event for the second year running, said: “Last year’s event proved a great success and was really thought-provoking for the members of public who stopped to engage with us.
“By choosing to drink and drive, not only are you putting yourself in danger, but you’re risking the lives of your passengers and other law-abiding road users. If you are planning to go out this festive season, please plan ahead and make sure you get home safely. Book a taxi or designate a non-drinking driver.
“Having ‘just one more’ could be the difference between where you end up that night: a police cell, a hospital bed or a body bag. Please don’t take the risk of not ending up at home, safe with your loved ones. If you are driving, we would always advise not to drink at all.”
Throughout December, officers will be out in force across the county targeting those under the influence of alcohol and drugs behind the wheel and urging motorists to be sensible in their decision-making.
The force is also reminding motorists of the dangers of driving the day after drinking, as you may well still be over the limit.
Motorists caught drink or drug driving face a 12-month ban, a large fine, and a criminal record. These can lead to job loss, relationship breakdowns, foreign travel restrictions and increased insurance premiums.
If you suspect someone is driving or about to drive while under the influence of drink or drugs, call 999 immediately and give the operator as much information as possible.