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Save a Life Tour presents sobering experience

(U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Martie Moore) Airman 1st Class Janice Noel, 50th Comptroller Squadron, tests her driving skills in the simulator at the Save a Life Tour here April 3. The simulator recreated the sensation of driving under the influence of alcohol. The Save a Life Tour is an alcohol awareness program designed to educate people about the dangers of drinking and driving.

(U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Martie Moore) Airman 1st Class Janice Noel, 50th Comptroller Squadron, tests her driving skills in the simulator at the Save a Life Tour here April 3. The simulator recreated the sensation of driving under the influence of alcohol. The Save a Life Tour is an alcohol awareness program designed to educate people about the dangers of drinking and driving.

By Staff Sgt. Stacy Foster

50th Space Wing Public Affairs

Schriever personnel were presented an eye-opening experience when the Save a Life Tour made its way to the Main Fitness Center here April 3.

The Save a Life Tour is an alcohol-awareness program designed to educate people about the dangers associated with drinking and driving.

“Educating our Airmen on the hazards of driving under the influence is vital to ensure the safety of our Air Force family, and the community we are a part of,” said Jacqueline Kaiser, 50th Space Wing deputy chief of safety.

To provide Schriever personnel with a better understanding of these hazards, a video depicting real-life tragedies was shown at the beginning of the briefing. Attendees then had the opportunity to sit in a drunk-driving simulator, which attempted to replicate the sensation of being intoxicated behind the wheel.

“The simulator really showed how much your reaction time is impaired after drinking,” said Airman 1st Class Janice Noel, 50th Comptroller Squadron. “It was interesting to see different people trying the simulator and how differently those people reacted to the increasing DUI level of the simulator.”

Combined with the video and simulator, graphic vehicle accident footage, posters with shocking alcohol-related statistics and an empty casket marked for the next victim were sobering reminders of the dangers associated with driving while intoxicated.

“I hope that all the Airmen found the presentation of the Save a life tour as powerful as I did,” said Airman Noel.

For more information on the Save a Life Tour, visit www.safealifetour.com.

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