Distracted/Impaired Driving Simulator
An interactive teen safe driving and passenger safety program presented by
YOVASO and the Virginia State Police
Request Distracted/Impaired Driving Simulator:
To schedule the Distracted/Impaired Driving Simulator for your Virginia high school, middle school, youth group or community, please contact Mary King at 540-375-9581 or firstname.lastname@example.org to check dates for availability.
This golf cart simulator can be used for both distracted driving and impaired driving awareness and prevention efforts. As part of the program, students navigate the simulator while through a cones course while texting on their phones, engaging in other distractions, or wearing DUI goggles. Students driving the golf cart are accompanied by a Virginia State Police trooper. While participating in the activity students are able to engage with each other and law enforcement in a dialogue about safe and responsible driving and passenger safety. This allows students to experience first-hand the dangers of distracted and impaired driving in a safe place.
In the Classroom:
The Distracted/Impaired Driving Simulator can be used to support science, health, math, physical education, and driver education curriculums. Schools may schedule multiple classes to complete the program.
Together, YOVASO and Virginia State Police have two Distracted/Impaired Driving Simulators. Both were funded by a grant from State Farm Insurance to be used in conjunction with State Police troopers and YOVASO at schools and safety events across the state.
YOVASO Role: The plan is for YOVASO to assist with scheduling state troopers to conduct the program for Virginia high schools, middle schools, youth groups and/or community events.
VSP Role: VSP troopers would work the program at scheduled schools, youth group activities, and/or community events. VSP also houses and maintains the simulators and assists with scheduling.
Pictures of the Simulators in Action: