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People Tried A Drunk Driving Simulator And Got A Real Wake-Up Call

"It's terrifying and I'm in a tiny parking lot."

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According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 2 in 3 people will be involved in a drunk-driving crash in their lifetime. So we had some people attend a course on what it would feel like to drive drunk to give them some perspective on how dangerous it actually is.

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In 2003, Ford initiated Driving Skills for Life to teach teens how dangerous drunk driving is with a series of programs.

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The program had a series of courses: They used weights on different body parts, a muffling system for the ears, and a set of goggles to throw off the vision, to make students feel inebriated.

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Some of the participants had never been drunk beforeā€¦

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...and started to question why people enjoyed it so much.

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While others struggled to pass the nose test.

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With goggles that impaired their vision, they had to do a "sober-lap" where they couldn't hit the cones.

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A couple participants tried to drive differently than how they normally do to try to make it easier...

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...but realized that no matter what, drunk driving was not only extremely dangerous but also terrifying.

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Overall, the experience was a reinforcement for everyone that when you decide to go out, plan a way to get to and from home safely.

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