A group of Kellam High School seniors had a dose of impaired driving virtual reality in their driver’s ed class this week. They had the opportunity to wear “beer buster” goggles while trying to drive a golf cart through a course of cones, WVEC.com reports.
Virginia state trooper S.T. Schoolar, who runs the DUI simulator program, said that “We definitely want to discourage [high school students] from having anything to drink. However if they do we encourage them to not get behind the wheel. Make good sound decisions and get safe rides home or stay at home.” One of the students commented that the simulation “scares you into reality.” The program, which simulates the effect of alcohol on the brain, is said to be the only one if its kind in the eastern part of Virginia.
WVEC aired this video report on the simulation:
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