Surprisingly, the head of MADD Canada has flatly dismissed a game designed to teach users the perils of DUI. As reported by the Globe and Mail, CEO Andrew Murie has "no interest" in Booze Cruise, a drunk driving simulation developed at the University of Calgary.
While MADD Canada sees no value in the game, the U.S. Army is in the process of adopting Booze Cruise as a tool to educate military personnel on the dangers of getting behind the wheel while impaired.
MADD Canada’s objection appears to be that the game lets players know – based on body weight – how much they can imbibe before becoming intoxicated. That would seem like a pretty valuable thing of which to be aware. However, Murie said:
We’ve spent decades telling people not to drink and drive, and this simulator, one of the skills it teaches is to drink so much, and then drive.
GP: In some ways, Murie’s objection to Booze Cruise is reminiscent of the sex education vs. abstinence debate.
Via: What They Play