Nebraska Safety Center Offers New Driver Simulation Exercises
The Nebraska Safety Center at UNK has recently acquired a new mobile
driving simulation machine thanks to a grant from the Nebraska Office of
The center's driver education course consists of four phases: classroom
study, Range activities, Simulation exercises, and On–Street driving.
The center's simulators are state–of–the–art machines where CPU's are
linked to a realistic driving cockpit.
The Simulator curriculum starts with the basics of how to start the
vehicle and includes advanced driving scenarios (like driving in inclement
weather). The real benefit comes from allowing students to experience real–world, and sometimes
dangerous, driving situations in a safe environment.
The mobile simulator also has a trailer outfitted
with a number of highly interactive games, exercises, drills, and experiences
to demonstrate the effectiveness of a Driver Education program as well as the
dangers of distracted driving.