April 25, 2016

Drug Driving Suit

Ford has created a ‘Drug Driving Suit’ that simulates the effect of driving while under the influence of illegal drugs.

The suit uses ankle weights, padding, goggles, and headphones to demonstrate the physical effect of driving after taking drugs such as cannabis, cocaine, heroin, MDMA or LSD. It simulates slowed reaction time, distorted vision, hand tremors, and poor coordination.

The ‘Drug Driving Suit’ is part of Ford’s Driving Skills for Life that focuses on youth aged 18-24. Ford says it wants to teach young people about the dangers of driving while under the influence of illegal drugs.

“It shows them that getting behind the wheel, whether you’re drunk or you’re drugged, is a terrible idea,” said Ford of Canada spokesman Matt Drennan-Scace.

Make a smart choice. Say no to illegal drugs.


For More Information

  • Stoned Suit at Vancouver Auto Show Mimics Effects of Drugs on Drivers, CTV News
  • Video: Test-driving Ford’s New ‘Drugged Driving Suit’, The Province
  • Drugged Driving Suit Aims to Curb Impaired Driving, Vancouver Sun
  • Unique Ford Suit Helps Teach Young People The Dangerous Effects of Driving Under the Influence of Illegal Drugs, Ford

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