WEST Yorkshire Police are backing a hard-hitting video as part of its Christmas drink and drug driving campaign.
The film You’ll Never Forget Me is produced by amateur film-maker Pete Middleton and is available on social networking site YouTube.
It shows a young girl speaking to the drunk driver who knocked her down and killed her.
Chief Insp Neil Hunter, of the roads policing unit, said: “The film might only last for a minute but it brings into clear focus the potential consequences of driving while over the limit.
“The young child featured could be your son or daughter – so bear that in mind if you are thinking of drinking and driving. The potential consequences simply aren’t worth it.”
It is the second year in a row that West Yorkshire Police have backed a film by Mr Middleton.
Chief Insp Hunter said: “Anything that helps us to spread the message as far and as wide as possible is a good thing and last year the surreal video provided valuable support to our campaign.
“This year’s video is very different but still makes a loud and clear statement.”
Carole Whittingham, MBE, of Rastrick, founder of the National Road Charity SCARD (Support and Care after Road Death) said: “This is a very clear, poignant and ’in your face’ video which gets across the dangers of drink and drug driving very clearly.”