GIANTS star Michael Lawrence was dramatically rescued from a crashed car in Huddersfield.
But there’s no need for Huddersfield coach Nathan Brown to worry about one of his top players.
Lawrence, a 19-year-old centre, was one of the volunteers who helped West Yorkshire firefighters highlight the dangers of driving while drunk or drugged.
He joined University of Huddersfield design student, Matt Ince, inside a car as fire crews staged a mock rescue.
The brigade were backing the campaign by Huddersfield road safety charity Brake.
Their campaign suggests one in six deaths on the roads are caused by either drink or drugs – claiming the lives of almost 900 people a year.
Michael said: “I was nervous even though it wasn’t the real thing.
“I would definitely be scared if it really happened. I will definitely take all the precautions I can when driving in the future.
“Something as little as one drink can make all the difference.”
Matt said: “It was terrifying having the car axed away around me. I hadn’t expected all that noise and the blades felt so close.”
Brigade spokesman said: “We work closely with the university on safety campaigns. There are thousands of young people, who may get into a car without knowing if the driver has been drinking or taking drugs.”