Virtual Driver Interactive Simulator 6/2017
Project Objective or Need
Motor vehicle fatality is the leading cause of accident death among teenagers, representing over one-third of all deaths to teenagers. Strong emphasis must be placed on safe driving habits to new drivers in the age group. Virtual Driving Essentials is a learning experience designed to teach and measure those skills essential to safe driving.
The Virtual Driving Essentials is a full training curriculum of 16 lessons teaching techniques that cannot be safely demonstrated behind the wheel. For example; the dangers associated with speeding, hydroplaning, and texting and driving. Pre and post assessments measure each student’s demonstrated improvements while the Parental Companion Program encourages parents to participate using any computer or mobile device to see the same training content at home that their student sees on the simulator.