- Alcohol is involved in 50% of all driving fatalities
- Of the 15 million Americans dependent on alcohol, around 500,000 are between the age of 9 and 12!
- One in ten Americans surveyed admitted to driving under the influence of alcohol.
- Almost 23% of young adults between the age of 18 to 25 years have driven a car whilst under the influence of alcohol.
Read on for more about how Drunk Buster Goggles are making clear the dangers of alcohol....
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), alcohol around the world causes 2.5 million deaths every year. It accounts for many serious social issues causing harm not only to the drinker but also to the innocent victims caught in the 'cross-fire' of abuse and violence.
Educating children and adults about the adverse effects of alcohol can be difficult. Advertising has long made drinking alcohol a popular past-time and in recent years TV adverts and sports sponsorship have made certain alcohol brands household names. Children are now more aware of alcoholic drinks and the brands that represent them than at any time in history.
However, new ways are being found to teach adults and children why drinking alcohol impairs not only your senses but also your judgment. Slipping on a pair of Drunk Buster Goggles is a peculiar feeling. They’re designed to give you a simulated experience of having consumed alcohol by allowing the wearer to fully understand feelings such as:
- Visual distortion
- Reduced alertness
- Slowed reaction time
- Alteration of depth and distance perception
- Reduction of peripheral vision
- Double vision
Here's an interesting demonstration of the Drunk Buster Goggles in action:
In Europe, measures are being introduced to crack down on the high numbers of young people ‘binge’ drinking. Over recent years, cheap alcohol has been widely available which has caused significant problems for society.
In response to public concern over health and public safety issues, Irish Minister of State for Health, Roisin Shortall, has pledged to end alcohol sponsorship of sports.
In Scotland, the statistics show that there is a significant alcohol problem to tackle. Scotland has the highest level of alcohol consumption in the UK, resulting in over 51 million liters of pure alcohol being consumed by Scots during the last year. To fight the ‘cheap booze’ culture, the Scottish Parliament has recently set a minimum 50p price for a unit of alcohol. This action is hoped to save hundreds of lives a year and reduce hospital admissions, which have quadrupled during a time when alcohol has been sold for as little as 15p per unit.
It is imperative that adults and children understand the effects of alcohol on the brain. They need to understand that what seems ‘a good idea at the time’ may in fact be a very dangerous and life-threatening choice. Alcohol alters the way we perceive the world around us and all too quickly that world can be shattered by a drunk driver or a violent drunk.
Take a look at the video below to see what one ex-drunk driver is doing to help educate kids.