VIDEO: Police clamp down on drink driving and reckless driving

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Police have released a video showing the devastating consequences of drink driving as part of a new campaign on driving safety.

West Yorkshire Police, together with fire chiefs, council bosses and the Highways Agency have launched a campaign to clamp down on drink drivers and reckless driving.

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Inspector Dave Peach of West Yorkshire Police’s Roads Policing Unit also said that the force were looking to reduce the number of call outs to incidents when the police are not needed.

He said: “If you have a damage only road traffic collision, one where no-one is injured, then you do not need to call the police. All you need to do is swap your name and address, details of the registered owner of the vehicle you were driving and the registration number with the person in the other vehicle involved. People often assume because there has been a collision they must call the police but that is not the case.

“Obviously if you have a serious collision in which someone is injured then you do need to call the police.

“By not being called to damage only collisions we will save valuable time and we can make sure we’re available to attend those calls that we are needed at.”

The video comes ahead of a driving safety event at Wakefield Cathedral next week.

The event will take place in the Cathedral precinct from 10am to 2pm on Friday (August 23)

Please note video contains graphic images.