The Cortland County Sheriff’s Department yesterday went to Homer High School’s driver education class to present a DUI demonstration.
The students were able to wear the “Fatal Vision” impairment goggles, which simulate the effects of alcohol or marijuana intoxication.
While wearing the goggles students took part in their attempt to operate pedal cars through an obstacle course set up in the school parking lot. There was also a driving simulator and a drug recognition expert students could speak with.
According to the New York State Police, drunk drivers cause more than 17,000 deaths a year, or one fatality every 30 minutes. In New York at least 30% of fatal accidents are alcohol related.