Groups Reach Out to Inform Teens About Dui

By: Tracy Dawson

We all do know that driving while under the influence of alcohol has never been a really good thing to do. First off, you do not have total control of your vehicle. You may be familiar with all the you have added to your vehicle but you would not be able to actually control your vehicle once your senses have been already affected by the alcohol and liquor that you have ingested.

Many have lost their lives and their loved ones because of driving under the influence of alcohol or have suffered because they have encountered people who driving under the influence. And it is quite alarming that the statistics seem to be going up instead of lessening and going down. Because of this, groups have come up with various ways so as to bring about awareness of such behavior and in the process alleviate the numbers of those who get involved in wrecks and crashes because of these being under the influence.

The Michigan State Police have come up with a program that they are calling the Education and Prevention of Impaired Crashes so as to bring about awareness. And they are using GEM electric vehicles from Daimler Chrysler to inform people about their campaign. They are also utilizing these special goggles which they call "Drink Busters" so as to let people have that feeling what it is to be behind the wheel of a vehicle while being influenced by alcohol. The demonstration would be held at the Oakland County Traffic Safety Meeting. And with this program, they are aiming at informing and educating teenagers about the mentioned situation. The event would be happening on the 2nd of October at eight to nine thirty in the morning.

So how would the demonstration go about? With the use of a GEM electric vehicle crafted by GM's Global Electric Motorcars division, there would be a course that would have safety cones. Teenagers and those interested drivers would be outfitted and suited with the previously mentioned "Drunk Busters". These special goggles would actually simulate any effects that one would experience when being influenced by drugs or alcohol.

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