Michigan State Police Program Uses GEMs and "Drink Busters"

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  1. tigerhonaker

    tigerhonaker Platinum Contributor

    DaimlerChrysler's GEM Electric Vehicles,
    Michigan State Police Team Up to
    Educate Teens on Effects of Alcohol
    on Driving

    * State Police Program Uses GEMs and "Drink Busters" Goggles to Show What It's Like Behind the Wheel After Drinking * Demonstration at Oakland County Traffic Safety MeetingWhat: Demonstration of Michigan State Police EPIC program (Education & Prevention of Impaired Crashes), which uses DaimlerChrysler's GEM electric vehicles to educate teens about the risks of impaired driving.

    Sgt. James Campbell, Michigan State Police Larry Oswald, President & CEO, Global Electric Motorcars (GEM) Frank Cardimen, CEO, Traffic Improvement Association of Oakland County

    8 - 9:30 a.m., Monday, October 2, 2006 Where: Traffic Improvement Association fall meeting Library Parking Lot Southfield Civic Center 26000 Evergreen Road (1/2 mile south of I-696) Southfield, Mich.Details: The Michigan State Police EPIC program (Education & Prevention of Impaired Crashes) has reached hundreds of Michigan teenagers to educate them about the risks of drinking and driving.
    The program uses a GEM electric vehicle, produced by Global Electric Motorcars, a division of DaimlerChrysler, on a course laid out with safety cones.

    Drivers are outfitted with special "Drunk Busters" goggles which simulate the effects of being alcohol- or drug-impaired.

    The result is a real life experience with the difficulty of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.


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