back in the 80s i worked as an assistant at defensive driving school, and amongst the videos the students had to watch as part of their education was one that i think should be re-done for the current era. (i think it was probably made in the very late 70s or very early 80s)
basically it was a highway patrol-supervised driving test. i want to say it was done in california. there was a flat course that had to be driven by the participants a few times - first while stone cold sober. then following a certain amount of alcohol, then again with more alcohol. each person was filmed in conversation before and after each run, and a highway patrol member was in the passenger side of the car with similar controls that a driving instructor would have. the course looked similar to the large areas the mythbusters use for most of their experiments with moving vehicles.
as soon as 502 made it onto the ballot and i have been watching the multitude of discussions about the pros and cons of the DUI part of the initiative cum law i had a dream that the stranger would partner with the washington state patrol in running a similar test but with the subjects smoking/vaping and/or eating cannabis. heck if possible the test could span two days - first day test them sober, then after some alcohol. second day test them (sober again? then) on cannabis. film it all, measure what can be measured, get it on film, and let people watch for themselves.
i have been trying to locate the name of the original video from the 80s online to no avail. i found one link to a study that was done in israel a few years ago that was completed in a simulator: http://www.popsci.com/cars/article/2009-…
anyone else interested in seeing something like that done here now that 502 has passed?