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Car Show Safety Fun

During the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Orange County Community Traffic Safety team member, Officer Tony Fairbanks (Winter Park Police Dept) hosted a safety booth at the International Car Show. This is an enormous event that brings tens of thousands of people from all over the country, if not the world, to check out the latest and greatest in automobile design and technology.

Officer Fairbanks' booth included a variety of messages relating to safe driving habits but, in partnership with MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), focused largely on education about the perils of impaired driving. Visitors to the booth had the opportunity to wear "Fatal Vision Goggles" (goggles that simulate various levels of impairment) while driving a small go-cart like vehicle called SIDnE (Simulated Impaired DriviNg Experience), through a marked course. Some had the opportunity to attempt field sobriety testing maneuvers while under simulated impairment, as well.

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