Updates to Drivers’ Education Reflect New Dangers on the Road


3926147797_b5f8aa369fCar accidents relating to texting and driving behind the wheel are unfortunate occurrences among young drivers today.  Campaigns and ads are all over the media but, this does not seem to stop people from texting or talking on their cellphones.

Chicago high school will join others around the country in updating its drivers’ ed program with new simulators, featuring 3-D interactive technology that teaches teenagers far more modern dangers of driving — particularly talking on cellphones and texting behind the wheel.  The new simulators can cost $10,000 to $50,000 per unit, but some experts say they are by far the safest way for teenagers to practice key skills and develop safe habits.

Donald Fisher, a professor of mechanical and industrial engineering said “researchers examining why the risk of motor-vehicle crashes is higher among 16- to 19-year-olds than any other age group — and the leading cause of death for American teenagers — cite studies that suggest new drivers are not more at risk because they are “careless.”

The technology with these new driving simulators has improved from previous years and young drivers will experience the real dangers of careless driving.

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