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IU students enlightened by DUI Simulator

The DUI simulator sits outside The Grille on campus PHOTO/Joselyn Ellington

The DUI simulator sits outside The Grille on campus
PHOTO/Joselyn Ellington

By: JOSELYN ELLINGTON
Staff Writer

Nearly 100 students signed up to try a DUI simulator outside of The Grille Monday, Aug. 29.

P.E.E.R Awareness hosted the event, which allowed students to try their hand behind the wheel of a real—but stationary—car.

The P.E.E.R Awareness team travels around the country to raise awareness about the effects of drinking and driving, and also texting and driving, according to the administrators of the event.

Here’s how it works: A set of glasses are placed on the driver’s head. They fit on like a bike helmet. Once the glasses are on it appears as if you’re playing a car video game. Once you get a clear picture of the road you press on the real gas pedal and steer the actual car like a normal drive.

Once you get going, the administrator mechanically increases the driver’s blood alcohol content, which gives the illusion of blurred vision, tunnel vision and delayed reaction time.

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