BEAUMONT-By: Leslie Rangel
Students at Lamar and across Southeast Texas are getting ready for spring break next week.
Law enforcement officers say while they're having fun, students need to remember nearly every 20 minutes in Texas someone is killed or hurt in an alcohol related crash.
As part of helping students understand the dangers, students took the line tests, with goggles that simulate being drunk.
"All I saw really was like a crooked line, like I couldn't walk straight of course," Lamar University student, Joshua Wilson says.
Officers say blurred vision is just one sign of too much alcohol.
"I can't image how driving is going to be with a left turn signal or right turn signal," Wilson said.
"One of the greatest eye openers we can have [are the drunk goggles] because it takes place instantly, they can say, Whooh! I thought I was on that line and they were no where near close to it," Port Arthur Police Officer, Rickey Anotoine tells KFDM News.
Students also took part in a driving simulation.
"Why would you want to take something or drink something that would take control of your body, like with me, I like to be in control of my own well-being," LU student, Shaquinta Living said.
She knows first hand how too much alcohol can effect many lives.
"Me being a kid that grew up in a home with mother and father also using alcohol, it was a lasting effect on my life," Living said.
Police and students say they hope everyone thinks twice before taking the wheel.
"Knowing that you're life is at stake hopefully makes you be smarter, I know for me it would help me be smarter," Wilson says.