Following its increasing popularity online, the Met police have recorded their own mannequin challenge in an attempt to tackle drunk driving.
The minute long video circles a car accident whereby the driver is visibly shaken up and the victim is receiving medical attention.
The final clip showcases the driver blowing into a breathalyser with the words “Know your limits this Christmas” and “After heavy festivities, you may still be over the limit the next day”.
The mannequin challenge is a social media trend circulating on the internet in which the camera follows an unusual scene with frozen people replicating mannequins.
Creators of the video used the social media phenomenon for their serious cause in an attempt to engage with people on a widespread platform ahead of the Christmas holidays.
The Met’s Territorial Policing Command, Commander Neil Jerome said: “Our mannequin challenge is simple, but hard hitting and illustrates the consequences of driving when intoxicated.
“The Met is taking positive action during this campaign and at all times, to catch those who break the law in this way and bring offenders to justice. We will be proactively patrolling to stop, arrest and convict those found to be over the prescribed limit. So our message is clear: Don’t do it!”
In England and Wales, the current limit for drinking when driving is 80mg per 100ml blood and 35mg per 100ml breath. For more information visit Drink Aware’s website here.
One of the most discussed examples of the challenge is Kim Kardashian’s brother, Robert Kardashian Jr. and his fiancé, Black Chyna, whilst giving birth November 10. The viral video depicted the pregnant star and her family frozen moments before she delivered her baby and attracted huge online attention.