TxDOT 'not fun' house raises drunken driving awareness
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The Texas Department of Transportation hosted a funhouse in downtown Austin this weekend to raise awareness about impaired driving.
Or rather, it was a "not fun" house. Those who stopped by the carnival booth strapped on goggles that simulated drunken impairment.
Some where surprised how poorly they performed at a variety of games and simulations while wearing the goggles.
“I ended up running into a cop and getting busted, which I’m assuming would happen in real life as well,” said Emily Parkhurst, who tried a driving video game.
TxDOT officials said the goal is to get people to realize how impaired they can become with just a few drinks. They want drivers to make plans to get home safe before they go out, because drinking impairs judgement as much as driving abilities.
Statistics show spring is the most dangerous time of year for drunken driving crashes.