Students at Lake Nona High School were recently given the chance to see and feel what it’s like to drive while drunk. In a “DUI experience” program organized by Orlando and University of Central Florida police, students got to drive modified go-karts with delayed responses and brakes that simulate driving while intoxicated.
The students were instructed to complete two laps around an obstacle course in the school parking lot – the first lap without delayed controls and the second lap with them. Students were driving all over the place as they quickly realized how difficult it was to control their vehicles. The students were also given an opportunity to try on “drunk goggles” that blur vision and make it difficult to walk in a straight line.
The program was designed to send an important message to students just days before prom: don’t drink and drive. It is a message that was received by the students loud and clear.
Drunk driving injures and kills thousands of people every year. In fact, a person is injured in a drunk driving crash every two minutes. With public transportation and ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, there is no excuse for people to get behind the wheel drunk. When drivers choose to disobey the law and someone gets hurt or is killed because of it, that person should be held responsible for the damage they have caused.
If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident, or you have suffered the untimely loss of a loved one, you have the legal right to pursue damages from the negligent driver who caused the accident. Backed by more than 22 years of legal experience, Todd Miner Law helps victims and families of drunk driving accidents obtain justice in the form of financial compensation. Because we believe in providing access to justice to everyone regardless of their ability to pay, we take cases on a no recovery- no fee basis. In other words, we only get paid if we recover money for you.
To schedule a meeting with an Orlando car accident attorney at Todd Miner Law, please call our office at (407) 269-5877.