On March 2, NBC Today demonstrated the use of a scientifically engineered "drunk suit" which simulates alcohol's effects on the body. To view the video, go to: http://www.today.com/health/drunk-suit-dramatically-shows-dangers-drunk-driving-t108748.
The following article entitled, "Drunk suit dramatically shows the dangers of drunk driving" accompanied the video:
"Just days ago, a driver plowed into pedestrians at a Mardi Gras parade, injuring 28 people. Some are still in the hospital. Police say the 25-year-old behind the wheel had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, every day 28 people die in crashes involving alcohol. Now experts at Ford are trying to stop it by developing a scientifically engineered "drunk suit." They're trying it on teenagers in an effort to get them "scared straight," part of a program called Ford Driving Skills for Life.
TODAY national investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen tried on the drunk suit, which included weights on his knees and arms and literal "beer goggles" to limit his view. When he went through a sobriety test during a simulated traffic stop as well as driving an obstacle course, all while wearing the suit, the results were dramatic."