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Goggles give new perspective on drunk driving at simulation

 

Courtney Fletcher

Students at WNCC were able to drive ATVs while wearing goggles that simulated being intoxicated to understand the importance of not driving while under the influence.

Thanks to a pair of disorienting goggles and the Sidney Police Department, students at Western Nebraska Community College's Sidney campus got to experience what it's like to drive at different intoxication levels.

The goggles give you double vision as well as throw off your depth perception and balance to simulate being drunk. They are meant to simulate being drunk in order to show the effects that intoxication actually has on coordination while driving.

"We set up a controlled environment and we want people to understand and give visual perceptions of how things are when you're actually d...



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