Cheshire West and Chester Council have been working alongside Cheshire Constabulary and Cheshire Fire and Rescue to take the Think Car to town centres across the region.

The Think Car was donated by the family of a 21-year-old chef called Matthew, who was sadly, fatally wounded in a collision. The incident happened on a rural road in Tarporley, where there were no other circumstances that could have caused the car to lose control.

Matthew was found to have one and a half times the legal limit of alcohol in his system at the time of the crash. He was not found to be speeding. The impact speed was calculated to be around 43mph on a road with a 60mph speed limit.

The car is displayed to show the damage caused and educate the public that any amount of alcohol in your system lowers your reaction times and impedes your decision-making abilities.

The Road Safety team, Community Support Officers, PCSOs, Police Officers and Fire Crew help to explain what happened to Matthew, and deliver important messages about not drinking when driving.

At Christmas, the Think Car visited Frodsham and Chester city centre to talk to people and ask them to think twice about driving after having an alcoholic drink, or getting into a car with someone they know had been drinking alcohol.