Police use simulation goggles to warn Pottsboro HS students of driving drunk

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

POTTSBORO, TX ― Pottsboro police visited Pottsboro High School to educate students about the dangers of drunk driving Monday in efforts to prevent it.

Simulation goggles and golf carts were used to mimic drunk driving. Students from Pottsboro High School were able to get a feel for what it would be like to drive impaired.

Some students say they would now think twice before getting in a situation with drunk driving.

"Oh it’s real tough. It's a lot tougher than you think it would be driving with those goggles on. I'm sure it gives a good reenactment of what it would be like if you were drinking and driving," Pottsboro High School senior Drew Bates said.

This is the first time Pottsboro police has brought this project to high school, but police officials say they hope to continue this in the future.

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  • by Anonymous on Oct 28, 2008 at 09:53 AM
    good point anon at 8:41. but this was a good thing maybe it will keep a sober kid from riding with some one who has been drinking.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 28, 2008 at 06:41 AM
    I'm probably a pessimist but I don't think this does any good. What causes people to drive drunk is the impaired judgement from being drunk! How about we encourage them not to drink in the first place!
  • by Anonymous on Oct 27, 2008 at 08:47 PM
    as a student at senior at pottsboro, i think the whole test was somewhat inaccurate, it only impaired your vision but as police chief said, think of that with messed up coordination in a bigger, faster vehicle. overall, it was great for us and think it had some effect on other students as well as me
  • by Bar Patron Location: Healdton on Oct 27, 2008 at 04:32 PM
    They should use these goggles for keeping drunk people from taking ugly women home from the bar.
  • by mom Location: pottsboro on Oct 27, 2008 at 02:51 PM
    my daughter did this, she was amazed. thank you pottsboro police.
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