Ford Driving Skills for Life started a drunk driving simulator program back in 2003 to help teach people about the dangers of drunk driving. What is amazing about this program is that it offers a series of courses which enables the driver to experience what it’s like being inebriated behind the wheel without having to consume alcohol or drugs to do so.
How do they create a drunk driving simulator with the alcohol? Well, it’s simple – they put weights on various body parts, ear muffs to comprise hearing, and special googles to impair vision. All these factors combined make the teen feel intoxicated and in even less control than they might otherwise think or feel.
What is even more awesome about this drunk driving simulator program, is that they are sober enough to recall the feeling of not being in full control helping remind them to not drink and drive. Check out the video below.
Drunk Driving Simulator
Some sobering statistics according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
50% – 75% of drunk drivers who have been convicted continue to drive while their licence is suspended.
Every 2 minutes, a person suffers from an injury as a result of a drunk driving crash.
Every day, 27 people suffer a fatality from drunk driving crashes in the US.
An estimated 290,000 were injured in accidents as a result of drunk driving. And an nearly 10,000 people died in DUI crashes in 2014 alone.
Drunk driving actually costs America a whopping $132 billion a year.
2 in 3 people will unfortunately be involved in a drunk-driving accident in their lifetime.
Each day, people are driving drunk more than 300,000 times, yet only 3200 are ever arrested.
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Drunk Driving Prevention
In Conclusion, drunk driving is 100% preventable and it starts with you. Do not drink and drive and help save more lives. If you find that you can’t stop drinking and driving on your own. Maybe struggling with what is known as an alcohol abuse problem and it can be treated. Contact The Watershed today at 1-800-861-1768 for more information.Tags: Alcohol Statistics, Drunk Driving, MADD