The Driving Experience
Why Use A Driving Simulator?
Every novice and every skilled driver will be confronted with situations that require quick thinking and clear decision making to avoid a driving accident or a potentially fatal collision. Making driving decisions that are life-changing are best learned and practiced on our driving simulators. It's the best environment for making driving errors, refining driving skills and improving overall driving performance that will reinforce decisions that may be critical for the course of your life and/or that of another driver.
Large-Scale Evaluation of Driver Education view of the Literature on Driver Education Evaluation 2010 Update. Lawrence Lonero, Northport Associates, Dan Mayhew/Traffic Injury Research Foundation for the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
“Simulator training can impart knowledge and skills to novice drivers that transfers to real world driving.”
“Simulator training can lower novice driver accident rates.”
The Effect of Driving Simulator Fidelity on Training Effectiveness. R. Wade Allen, George D. Park, Marcia L. Cook, Dary Fiorentino. Funded by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The ADTSEA, who sets the standards for novice driver education, recognizes simulation as a viable form of training by stating that behind-the-wheel instruction “should be integrated with driving simulation and/or driving instruction if available”. They also state that “traditional, fixed-based driving simulators provide a valuable tool in instruction, diagnosis of driver problems, remedial instruction and, practice in perceptual and procedural skills. Additionally, interactive driving simulators provide an equally valuable tool to enhance a driver education program.”
ADTSEA’s Traffic Safety Education Life Long Learning Process: Recommendations on the Delivery of Driver Education
Goals For Our Simulator Drivers
To provide new and existing drivers a simulated environment that gives them the comfort and safety of learning from their driving mistakes.
From driving in the rain to crashing at an intersection - our simulators will take drivers through driving conditions that could be harmful or deadly in the real world.
The development of skills that help drivers anticipate driving scenarios that may occur in real life and lead to self-correction before any danger may occur.
Recognizing the dangers and harm that impaired and distracted driving lead to so that drivers make safer choices about whether taking that call or texting that "quick" message is worth your life or someone else's.