Find answers to your driving simulator questions in this blog post!
It can be challenging to help teens, and young adults understand the dangers of impaired driving without any risk to their safety. That’s where hands-on tools like our distracted driving simulators come in!
Our driving simulators are some of the most impactful tools to consider incorporating into your distracted driving prevention programs. You likely have a few questions if you’ve never purchased or used a driving simulator.
This post will cover some of the most frequently asked questions about our distracted driving simulators so you can choose the best one for your distracted driving prevention program.
What is a distracted driving simulator?
These simulators are small carts that allow the participant to drive the vehicle in a way similar to how they would drive a car.
When using a simulator in a distracted driving prevention program, the participants will typically try driving the simulator first without any impairments. They’ll then try driving again while using the Fatal Vision® Drowsy and Distracted Goggles to simulate how dangerous it can be to send a text, answer a phone call, or engage in another distracting activity while driving.
Which simulator is right for my program?
Fatal Vision offers two types of distracted driving simulators – the Simulated Impaired Driving Experience® (SIDNE®) and the Fatal Vision® Roadster Pedal Kart.
The Fatal Vision® Roadster is a durable, commercial-grade pedal kart ideal for your distracted driving demonstrations, classes, training courses, and community events. This simulator comes in single-seater or two-seater options.
The SIDNE® is a custom-built electric kart that allows drivers and passengers to experience what can happen when they operate a vehicle while drowsy or distracted. The SIDNE only comes in a two-seater option.
While our distracted driving simulators have the same goal, they work differently. SIDNE is an electric vehicle, while the Roadster is a manually-operated pedal kart. The SIDNE more closely mirrors the experience of driving a real car since it uses a motor.
What are the benefits of using a driving simulator?
It can be challenging to engage students on a topic as serious as distracted driving, and the simulators offer a fun yet meaningful way to learn firsthand the perils of distracted driving. By allowing students a chance to drive the distracted driving simulator, they’re more likely to pay attention to the lessons you’re teaching and come away from the program with a greater understanding of just how dangerous distracted driving can be.
Where can the simulator be used?
The Roadster and the SIDNE can be used indoors or on paved surfaces, but the Roadster can also be taken off-road, such as on the grass.
SIDNE, on the other hand, cannot be taken into grassy areas and needs to stay on a paved area (either indoors or outdoors). Common spaces to use SIDNE include a school gymnasium or an indoor community center.
What kind of training will your program’s facilitators receive?
We offer training for both the SIDNE® and the Roadster Pedal Kart. Both distracted driving simulators come with a training video, as well as in-person training options.
The price of the SIDNE® vehicle includes the cost of a one-day on-site product training session from an experienced Innocorp employee. The training for the Roadster Pedal Kart is also included if you select the ultimate package. Additional training days may be added depending on the number of people who need to be trained.
Please visit our online store or contact our team today to learn more about Fatal Vision’s distracted driving simulators and other educational products and how you can use them in your distracted driving awareness programs.