A group of Yellowknife students understands the importance of driving home the experience of compromised awareness on the road.

Members of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) demonstrated the use of Fatal Vision Goggles for the Catholic School Board during its board meeting on Dec. 18.

Steven Voytilla, vice-chair of the Catholic school board tries to walk along a line of tape while wearing Fatal Vision Goggles. Blair McBride/NNSL photo
Steven Voytilla, left, watches as trustee Tina Schauerte tries to balance herself while wearing Fatal Vision Goggles. Blair McBride/NNSL photo

The eyewear simulates the vision of people who have consumed too much alcohol or cannabis, or who are distracted by using their phones while driving.

The SADD presenters put the goggles on members of the board, who tried their best to walk along a straight line and catch a ball, to the amusement of everyone at the meeting.

The goggles can be paired with an app that plays scenarios which users can run to experience the effects of impaired vision.

Blair McBride

Blair McBride covers the Legislative Assembly, business and education. Before coming to Yellowknife he worked as a journalist in British Columbia, Thailand and Ontario. He studied journalism at Western...

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