Simulator teaches Burlington City students dangers of distracted driving

 

Thanks to the PEERS Foundation, Burlington City High School students had the opportunity to see the dangers of driving while distracted through the use of a virtual reality simulator.

 

BURLINGTON CITY — Clarensky St. Louis got behind the wheel of a white Toyota on Thursday morning and put on a pair of driving goggles. The goggles allowed him to be transported to a simulated road, with a variety of obstacles, such as navigating stop signs and maneuvering around other vehicles.  Read more...

 

 

Distracted Driving Simulator at Okemos High School

 

LANSING, MI. (WILX) - It was probably the only time you'll see teenagers encouraged to text while being behind the wheel. Okemos High School hosted a distracted driving simulation for teenagers.  State Farm sponsored the event, they say it is important for young drivers to experience this in virtual reality, so they don't repeat it in reality. Read more...

 

 

 

Duncan Teens Try Virtual Reality Texting and Driving Simulator

 

DUNCAN, OK (KSWO) - The dangers of texting and driving were front and center at Duncan High School Monday. State Farm and the PEERS Foundation brought their teen driving safety simulator to town.

 

The students said it was one of the most challenging things they've ever done, and it made them realize how difficult it is to text behind the wheel. Armed with their smart phones and a pair of virtual reality goggles, students at Duncan High School got to see the risks of distracted driving first-hand. Read more...

 

 

 

Air Products offers distracted driver simulator to employees, families

 

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Zach Roth, 14, tries to text and drive during a distracted driving simulator. Air Products invited families of employees to its campus Tuesday to experience the potential consequences of letting your eyes, hands or mind wander while driving.

Zach Roth, 14, tries to text and drive during a distracted driving simulator. Air Products invited families of employees to its campus Tuesday to experience the potential consequences of letting your eyes, hands or mind wander while driving.  Read more...

 

 

 

Simulator Demonstrates Deadly Consequences of Texting and Driving

 

ROCKFORD - East High senior Cole Bathje learned about the dangers of distracted driving shortly after getting his license, through a virtual reality experience on Wednesday.

 

Bathje says, "I picked up my phone one time and I side swiped a sign and knocked the mirror off the car."

 

It's an incident he says he won't soon forget. East High students got to virtually experience that same type of accident without damage or injury through a distracted driving simulator that lets them experience the dangers of texting and driving, in a safe environment. Read more...

 

 

 

DUI and Distracted Driving Education - IACLEA Focus on PEERS

 

From video games with gaming headphones and virtual reality (VR) systems to smart phones and social media, today’s college students make up the most tech-savvy generation in history. In early 2007, college entertainment specialist and CEO of Cutting Edge Productions (CEP Inc.), Mike Seymore, recognized this trend and decided to do something that served the greater good. Fast forward to 2017, and the PEERS Foundation is celebrating ten years of saving lives on college campuses with their DUI and Distracted Driving Simulators. Read more...

 

 

 

Virtually crashing: Teens learn perils of texting while driving

 

“Man, I’m never getting in a car with you,” one of J.J. Phillips’ friends said after watching a video monitor as Phillips ran through the simulator. "You wrecked in 15 seconds. You dead.”

 

In Phillips’ defense, he had an adult next to him as he attempted to maneuver the Hyundai through a computerized course, egging him on to do what everyone knows they shouldn’t do, but so many teens, and drivers of all ages, do anyway – monkey with his cell phone. Read more...

 

 

 

Simulator puts students in driver’s seat

 

For Tara Wasik, of Szott Automotive Group, distracted driving is personal. “My son’s best friend was killed by a driver six months ago – it’s so deadly,” said Wasik. “We’re just trying to get the word out there, try and get these kids to stop texting and driving.” Szott provided a vehicle for a virtual reality driving simulator at Clarkston High School, March 23. Read more...

 

 

 

New Driving Simulator from Toyota TeenDrive365 Uses Oculus Rift to Bring Dangers of Distracted Driving To Life

 

DETROIT (Jan. 14, 2015) – Today at the Detroit Auto Show, Toyota launched its new TeenDrive365 distracted driving simulator with Oculus Rift, marking the first time the virtual reality technology is being used to educate the public – teens and parents alike – about the dangers of distracted driving.  A video of the virtual reality experience can be found here – www.toyota.us/14WI1B9.

 

To experience the new Toyota TeenDrive365 simulator you get behind the wheel of a stationary Toyota car, put on the Oculus Rift headset and are fully immersed in a virtual reality driving experience, complete with the three dimensional sights and sounds of a busy city street. During the simulation, you are challenged to drive safely using the car’s steering wheel and pedals, while navigating a series of common distractions, including traffic noises, the radio, text messages and virtual friends who occupy the passenger and back seats. Lose your focus and you’ll experience the consequences of distracted driving within the virtual setting. But, hopefully, you’ll come away a little wiser about what it takes to be safe behind the wheel. Read more...

 

 

 

Simulator shows teens dangers of texting, driving

 

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Imagine this: A teen and a friend are on the way home. The teen driver tries to send a text message: "Mom, be home in 20. What's for dinner? Bringing a friend." But neither the message, nor the teens, make it to their destination.

 

 

According to distraction.gov, 11 percent of all drivers younger than 20 involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the wreck. Read more...

 

 

 

Simulator shows teens how dangerous texting while driving can be

 

Sliding into the driver’s seat of a white Chevrolet Cobalt, 17-year-old Kyle Neu put one hand on the steering wheel and hit the gas.

 

His other hand was on a cell phone as he attempted to write a text message. Read more...