The Houston District Attorney's Office is happy to make available to school classrooms the Fatal Vision googles, which simulate the effects of drinking on a person's ability to manage their surroundings.
Fatal Vision is an evidenced based training tool used to vividly demonstrate the concept of impairment and the dangers of alcohol and other drug misuse and abuse. Fatal Vision’s purpose is not to duplicate impairment caused by a specific level of alcohol or drug ingested by a human. Alcohol or other drug impairment is the result of the alcohol or other drugs’ effect on the brain. The Fatal Vision Goggles distort vision and cause reactions that mimic behaviors exhibited by someone under the influence of alcohol and other drugs. Thousands of law enforcement personnel around the world use the Fatal Vision Goggles in community outreach and prevention programs. Many of these professionals use B.A.C. (Blood Alcohol Concentration) to describe the level of impairment exhibited by someone wearing Fatal Vision Goggles. It was their opinion that the behaviors exhibited by someone wearing the Silver Label Fatal Vision Goggle were similar to behaviors exhibited by someone with a B.A.C. of .17 to .20. The general opinion shared by many of these professionals is that the Silver Label Fatal Vision Goggle simulates a high level of impairment, while the Bronze Label Goggle simulates a moderate level of impairment. Innocorp, Ltd. has adopted the use of B.A.C. to describe the impairing effect produced by the various levels of Fatal Vision Goggles.
We have Fatal Vision googles available for use in any Houston County school classroom or any other function where teenagers would like to learn about the effect of drinking alcohol upon their reaction times. Please contact us at 478.218.4810 and speak with Investigators Beverly Robinson or Steve Lynn for more information.