Police message mix-up results appears to advise less thinking, more drinking

TONGUE TWISTER: The More Thinking, Less Drinking message, which was briefly mixed up

TONGUE TWISTER: The More Thinking, Less Drinking message, which was briefly mixed up

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A POLICE summer safety message – to raise awareness of the dangers of excessive drinking – momentarily became confused when they briefly appeared to be advising the public to engage in more drinking.

North Yorkshire Police’s Less Drinking, More Thinking campaign to curb alcohol abuse over summer briefly became lost when the force sent out a press release advertising the fact it had produced a series of Less Thinking, More Drinking videos.

The error was quickly spotted and the offending press release amended.

North Yorkshire Police have joined forces with other emergency workers to encourage people to think about how much they are drinking in situations which hold potential risk.

The videos feature police officers, fire officers and an accident and emergency consultant talking about the dangers excess drink.

The key messages of the campaign involve urging people never to drink and drive, stay safe around water, and not letting alcohol result in domestic abuse in the home. It also reminds people to think about getting home safely if they have been drinking and reminds people not to leave their homes open to thieves if they have been partying in the sun.

For more information about the summer safety campaign visit www.northyorkshire.police.uk/summer

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7:19pm Thu 24 Jul 14

behonest says...

Come on, it's holiday time. Less thinking, more drinking. You know it makes sense.
Come on, it's holiday time. Less thinking, more drinking. You know it makes sense. behonest
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9:16pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Longbowman666 says...

Methinks those responsible for the press release might have been following their own thoughts... (hick!)
Methinks those responsible for the press release might have been following their own thoughts... (hick!) Longbowman666
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