The National Ambulance Service is using an unusual method to discourage people from setting off firecrackers on New Year’s Eve.
The organisation has posted a short text message and a compilation of images on its Facebook page. In the post, they write in big letters, “Here are nine reasons why you shouldn’t buy firecrackers on New Year’s Eve”.
The picture shows X-ray images of hands that are presumably shattered by firecrackers, telex.hu reports.
Police have prosecuted fourteen people in 2021 for pyrotechnics-related offences. The illegally used fireworks or firecrackers caused one accident involving serious injuries and five accidents involving minor injuries.
The National Police Headquarters has prepared a partial information leaflet on pyrotechnic devices, which are divided into four classes. The use of fireworks is prohibited all year round and anyone who breaks the rules can be fined up to HUF 150,000 (EUR 375).
For those who are not deterred, a video warning of possible injuries has been produced in advance, similar to the one used by paramedics.