While alcohol-impaired is one course to use, there are others you can try too.
Drunk driving pedal karts are safe, hands-on tools that can help the community – especially youth – learn about the dangers of driving under the influence. Whether you are an educator with schools, law enforcement, the military, or another organization, these tools provide realistic and compelling learning experiences that can help save lives.
As you consider the various simulator options, you may wonder how to get the most out of each one. In this post, we’ll highlight three different courses you can use with the Fatal Vision® Roadster Drunk Driving Pedal Kart. By providing multiple uses and learning opportunities, we’re lending value and versatility to your investment.
Here are the three types of courses you can use with the Roadster drunk driving pedal kart:
- Alcohol-impaired driving course
- Marijuana-impaired driving course
- Drowsy & distracted driving course
Keep reading for more information on the courses you can use with Roadster drunk driving pedal karts and the accompanying accessories available for each experience.
While under the influence of alcohol, many people tend to think they are invincible. But statistics showing that a person dies every 48 minutes from drunk driving paint a very different picture. The best way to illustrate this danger to young people is through our alcohol-impaired drunk driving pedal kart course.
Used in conjunction with Fatal Vision Alcohol Impairment Goggles, the Roadster pedal karts let participants experience what it’s like to drive while intoxicated – without having to take a single sip of alcohol. While on the course, users will get up close and personal with potential consequences of impaired driving, such as swerving, blurry vision, tunnel vision, inaccurate perception, and much more.
The alcohol-impaired course uses goggles with varying levels of impairment to help illustrate the following blood-alcohol concentration levels:
- White Label: low impairment (BAC <.06)
- Bronze Label: low-moderate impairment (BAC .07 to .10+)
- Red Label: moderate-high impairment (BAC .12 to .15+)
- Silver Label: high impairment (BAC .17 to .20+)
- Black Label: very high impairment (BAC .25+)
While alcohol-impaired is one course you can use with Roadster drunk driving pedal karts, following are two others you can use to get more out of your investment.
Over the past 12 years, there has been a 48% increase in weekend nighttime drivers testing positive for THC, the active ingredient in marijuana that causes a “high.” If marijuana education is part of your curriculum, you can still use the Roadster drunk driving pedal kart – but with a different course.
Because impairment varies by the type of substance, it’s important to switch to the marijuana-impaired driving course for a more realistic experience. For instance, alcohol can cause stumbling and loss of coordination, while recreational marijuana can diminish the capacity to make quick and accurate decisions. When using this course, participants can feel what’s it’s like to have poor motor coordination, slow decision-making process, prolonged reaction time, and distorted vision as a result of marijuana use.
To use the marijuana-impaired course, simply switch the Alcohol-Impaired Goggles to Marijuana Simulation Goggles to alter the hands-on learning experience. The primary difference between these two goggles and courses is in the type of distorted vision provided by the goggles.
The Fatal Vision Marijuana Simulation Goggles let the participant experience cognitive impairment. While marijuana does not have this exact effect, it can diminish the ability to make quick and accurate decisions, which is illustrated through the lack of color perception. This level of impairment can cause a driver to miss major external cues, such as a stop sign or light.
Drowsy & Distracted Course
The drowsy and distracted driving course is the final type of course that you can use with the Roadster drunk driving pedal karts. Many people are unaware of the devastation that driving when extremely tired or distracted by a text message can cause. In 2017 alone, there were more than 3,000 deaths due to distracted driving.
If helping to keep the roads safe is part of your educational mission, pair the Roadster drunk driving pedal kart with the Fatal Vision Drowsy & Distracted Goggles. Using a Bluetooth®-enabled mobile app on your smartphone, you can set these goggles to one of these impairment modes, depending on the lesson:
- Mode A – Distracted Dial
This mode simulates what can happen when one takes their eyes off the road long enough to dial a phone. Every three seconds, the goggles blackout for three seconds.
- Mode B – Distracted Text
This mode simulates the distraction that could occur when one reads or responds to a text. Here, the goggles will blackout for 4.6 seconds to show the amount of time a person’s eyes and attention are off the road.
- Mode C – Drowsy
This last mode simulates micro-sleeps that build in waves until the eyes and brain fully shut down. The goggles will blackout beginning with a short half-second closure, then progressively blackout for more extended periods until it reaches a 10-second blackout.
No matter whether you’re educating on the dangers of driving while impaired by alcohol, marijuana, or drowsiness and distraction, the Roadster drunk driving pedal kart (paired with the corresponding simulation goggles) can help you do it all! Through this evidence-based approach and versatile tool, you can make a difference in the community and help save lives. For more information or to purchase the Roadster drunk driving pedal kart and corresponding simulation goggles, visit our website today.
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