Published On: Thu, Dec 11th, 2014 on 2:45 pm

LISTEN: Brighouse musician pens touching tribute to crash victims

1000 Tears Song Roger Davies

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A moving song has been sung by a Brighouse musician to highlight the tragic consequences of drink driving in the run up to Christmas.

‘1000 Tears’, penned by Roger Davies and commissioned by Kirklees Road Safety Partnership, paints a vivid picture of loss after a loved one has died in a car crash.

The acoustic song, which launched today as part of a drink driving campaign across Kirklees, aims to make people stop and think of the devastating effects of losing a loved one on the roads.

Roger said: “I sincerely hope the people who hear the song will take it on board because there’s nothing worse than hearing about another tragic waste of life.

“If my music is able to make a positive contribution, no matter how small, then I will be happy.”

According to West Yorkshire Police statistics, 189 people were arrested across West Yorkshire for drink and drug driving related offences during December last year. 30 of these arrests were in Kirklees.

Most people were arrested between the hours of midnight and 1am on Sunday and the most common age range for those arrested was 25 to 34-years-old.

Chris Kirby, who currently chairs the Kirklees Road Safety Partnership, said: “Christmas is a time for reflection and when we think of those we have lost.

“Every year, firefighters must deal with the horrific consequences of fatal road crashes which have resulted from irresponsible driving and drink and drug driving. This song is very moving, so we hope it will make people take notice and think before getting behind the wheel.”

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