CDOT pretends to drive people around drunk to raise DUI awareness

My mom told me not to get into vans with strangers, but I’m now adding actors to the list of people not to get into vans with.

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My mom told me not to get into vans with strangers, but I’m now adding actors to the list of people not to get into vans with.  That’s how these people ended up in a Colorado Department of Transportation safety video about the dangers of driving drunk.

In the video, 12 or so people pile into “A Few Brews,” Denver’s latest and fakest tasting tour van. They grab beers at three different breweries and so does their driver. Over the course of three beers, no one stops him.

“How buzzed are you?” one woman asks the driver.

Well, since (SPOILER ALERT) he’s actually drinking non-alcoholic beer, not very. But his fake coworker-cum-body double would have been driving with his ability impaired after just one beer. By beer two, his blood alcohol levels are enough for a driving under the influence charge.

According to a 2015 CDOT survey, 70 percent of men aged 21-35 think they can drive safely after one to two drinks.

“The experiment confirmed for us that many adults underestimate the dangers associated with driving after having a few drinks,” said Sam Cole, CDOT Communications Manager of Traffic Safety in a press release.

Agreed. According to my analysis of their prank experiment, 100 percent of people who want be driven around to breweries think men can drive with at least three beers in their system.

Stay safe out there and don’t get into one of those biking beer bars either. You don’t want to hear my analysis of that.