Fact: In 2007, an estimated 12,998 people died in alcohol-impaired traffic crashes
Fact: Three in every 10 Americans will be involved in an alcohol-related crash in their lives
This week in my citizen's police class we learned about the sobriety tests that officers do in the field when they pull someone over and we also drove the SIDNE (Simulated Impaired DriviNg Experience) car. This go cart like vehicle simulates what it would be like to drive intoxicated. There is a remote that changes how the cart responds to you driving. I have a couple pics and a video. The video is blurry, but you can at least see when the orange/red light changes to blue that is when I lose control of the vehicle. The police station uses this vehicle to educate teenagers regarding the horrific facts about drunk driving. You may want to check your local police station to see if a SIDNE vehicle is available for your teen's youth group, sports team or school. You can also check out your local Mother's Against Drunk Driving chapter to see what educational tools are available.