Fatal Vision® is a specially designed and manufactured pair of goggles that simulate the visual impairment caused by alcohol or other drugs. Viewing through the goggles is rather clear, but confusing to the mind. The wearer experiences a loss of equilibrium, which is one of the effects of intoxication. Both the wearer and those observing are convinced that such impairment makes activities with known risks, such a driving vehicles, very dangerous.
The impact is lasting. The principle underlying the Fatal Vision® Program is to demonstrate how quickly impairment can turn fun into devastating consequences. (Source: Innocorp)
This program allows participants to experience the feeling of having a blood alcohol concentration of 0.17% through the use of specially fitted goggles. Officers also demonstrate field sobriety tests to participants and talk about the dangers of drinking and driving.