At the entrance of the army's headquarters in
A POIGNANT reminder of the dangers of drink
driving has been constructed at the entrance to the army's
Northern Ireland HAQ at Thiepval Barracks in Lisburn.
The display symbolises a bereaved family
counting the cost of loss of life through the dangers at this
time of the year. A mother and child stand forlornly in front of
the grave of an "inconsiderate father" surrounded by headstones
bearing the names of alcoholic drinks. The display at the gates
of the barracks comes following a series of briefings to all
personnel when they were reminded of the dangers of taking to
the wheel themselves after drinking or allowing themselves to be
driven by someone else who is under the influence.
An army spokesmen said: "It is normal practice at this time
of the year to place strong displays and imagery to remind
everyone of the dangers. At other bases you will see accident
damaged cars with signs emphasising how quickly tragedy can
strike - at Thiepval Barracks the military police took this a
step further with some imaginative thinking."