UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Horrific consequences of dangerous driving on show in Buxton

The shocking consequences of dangerous driving have been laid bare in Buxton.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, Derbyshire Constabulary and East Midlands Ambulance Service staged a mock crash on Saturday.

Pictures by Jason Chadwick.

Pictures by Jason Chadwick.

The demonstration, which took place at Buxton fire station, saw volunteers acting as casualties in horror smashes.

Residents also had a chance to see how emergency services deal with such incidents.

Paul Hawker, group manager at Derbyshire fire service, said: “These events are very important in raising awareness about the potentially life-threatening consequences of dangerous driving.

“We’d like to urge drivers to slow down and drive appropriately for the conditions.”

On Monday, Derbyshire Constabulary launched its annual crackdown on drink and drug driving over the Christmas and New Year period.

Chief Inspector Dick Hargreaves, head of roads policing in Derbyshire, said: “We want people to be able to go out and celebrate at Christmas and New Year safe in the knowledge that they won’t be put in danger by a drink or drug driver.

“Those who use illegal drugs are not only committing an offence by taking them, but if they then get behind the wheel, they’re breaking the law twice.

“Some prescription drugs can also put you over the legal limit and anyone who is stopped and found to have excess levels of alcohol or drugs in their system will be prosecuted.

“It really is not worth the risk of driving under the influence. You could lose your job and driving licence, end up in prison or cause a fatal accident.

“So our message is very simple – if you do have a drink or you take drugs, don’t get behind the wheel.”

For more information about road safety, visit www.derbys-fire.gov.uk and www.saferroadsderbyshire.org.uk

You can report drink and drug drivers by calling Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.