Driving Simulator Tests the Dangers of Driving on Ambien

Lisa Stark takes a drive on the sleeping pill in the nation's most sophisticated driving simulator.
3:00 | 08/14/12

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Was sixty million annual prescriptions for sleeping pills in the US there's increasing concern. That's what brought us to Iowa and the nation's most sophisticated. Driving simulator. We can't expose people to things like alcohol or drugs and study how they affect people's driving. Inside the simulator -- shabby Malibu researchers in the control room project real life street all around me and watch my every move. We can see the speed of your vehicle we have cameras pointed at your eyes and we're tracking the movement of your pupils -- -- -- take my sleeping pill. The drug is designed to act fast. -- it's been a little over thirty minutes and -- that took the medicine only thirty minutes. I'm swerving all over the road. -- -- not driving in the passing lane going at a velocity of about 53 miles an hour and seventy mile an hour speed -- services. -- dangerous.

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