Distracted/Impaired Driving Simulator
An interactive teen safe driving and passenger safety program presented by
YOVASO, the Virginia State Police, and State Farm
For questions regarding scheduling, please contact Denise Peterson at 804-512-0143 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The golf cart simulator may be used for both distracted driving and impaired driving awareness and prevention efforts. As part of the program, students navigate the simulator 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 environment.
– 100′ x 100′ outdoor space free of barriers such as poles, trees, etc.
– A team of three students (one driver and two passengers) can complete the course in 4-5 minutes, approximately 18
students per 30 minute time block.
– Participants must be at least 15-years-old to drive the simulator. Students younger than 15 may ride as a passenger.
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 three Distracted/Impaired Driving Simulators. Both were funded by grants from State Farm Insurance to be used in conjunction with State Police troopers and YOVASO at schools and safety events across the state.
Pictures of the Simulators in Action: