Monday 25 September 2017

Why it doesn't 'suit' anyone to drink and drive

Tell Eddie

Eddie Cunningham dons the suit for the driving test
Eddie Cunningham dons the suit for the driving test

We've had a lot of comment and communication on last week's piece where Eddie Cunningham donned a 'drink-drive suit'. Here are a few:

Eddie,

I enjoyed your piece last week on how you got on in the drink-drive suit but I wonder if the effects of alcohol can be replicated scientifically by blurring your vision and adding weights to your arms and legs.

I know for you it was a strange experience but it didn't, and couldn't, take your height, weight etc into account.

For all that, a worthwhile exercise and an enjoyable article.

Celine, Dublin

Eddie,

I gather from the pictures, and video on your website independent.ie, that you were in a reserved, confined area when you were driving with your 'drink suit' because it would have been extremely dangerous to drive on a public road in that 'condition'.

Larry, Cork

(Eddie: yes it was a reserved no-traffic area).

Eddie,

How many pints was the drink-suit supposed to mimic? You didn't say.

The problem with experiments like that, and don't get me wrong, Eddie, I think it was a really good thing to do, is that they are not precise enough.

(Name with Eddie)

(Reply: They weren't specific. I asked. They said "a good few" pints.)

Eddie,

Did you not feel a bit foolish being dressed up like that so Ford could get publicity out of it?

Dan, Offaly

(Eddie: No)

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