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Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Does drink drive you…take the challenge!

 

Cheshire Police have launched a new interactive game whereby the public have to use their skills to escape a series of mazes. ‘Don’t let drink drive you’ is part of a long term approach to tackling alcohol related incidents across Cheshire and uses upbeat.uk.com to raise awareness.

Drinking messages appear during the game to influence young people’s behaviour, such as ‘stay safe and don’t walk home alone’ as you make your escape but with obstacles along the way, just 60 seconds to make it safely out of the different mazes and avoiding the beer - which blurs your vision - time is against you.

By blurring your vision, this affects your judgement and ability to play, as in real life where alcohol can change your behaviour, and in some people, drinking excessively can make them aggressive and they become violent. Police officers are often called to deal with reported incidents of crime and anti-social behaviour where alcohol is involved and can all too often take violent and aggressive drunks off the streets who then spend their night in a cell.

‘Don’t let drink drive you’ seeks to provoke a reaction or at least make the player think about the potential consequences of excessive alcohol consumption.

‘Don’t let drink drive you’ is free to play by visiting cheshire.police.uk or www.upbeat.uk.com/17plus/daily-life/dont-let-drink-drive-you.

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