The ‘drunk driving suit’ was developed to emulate the physical impact of alcohol impairment. Amy Reid of the Surrey Now-Leader was game in 2017. (Trevor Beggs file photo)

Chilliwack RCMP invite public out to try ‘fatal vision goggles’

Ride a pedal cart while simulating driving while intoxicated

RCMP are inviting the public out to learn first-hand how alcohol impacts drivers.

Mounties are employing goggles, pedals, and a driving course to educate folks to the effects of impairment at a safe-driving education event next week.

The Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment (UFVRD) challenges participants of all ages to navigate a pedal cart while “under the influence” wearing fatal vision goggles.

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“We look forward to meeting you,” says Const. Tristan Williams of the UFVRD. “Experience the frightening effects of impairment to vision and decision making when skills while operating a vehicle.”

The public is invited to the event at the Cultus Lake Go-cart-track, 4088 Columbia Valley Hwy, on July 31 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Impaired driving prevention remains a priority to the RCMP commitment of road safety in the community.


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