4 Benefits a Distracted Driving Simulator Can Deliver to Your Prevention Program

Level up the way you teach about the dangers of distracted driving.


A distracted driving simulator is a fantastic investment for your education program.As educators, we all know how hard it can be to get students to engage with the material we’re teaching them. But when it comes to distracted driving, we cannot afford to let them tune out. 

Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car crashes, especially among young drivers. To help prevent distracted driving crashes, it’s vital for educators to use innovative technology to engage with students and make sure they’re retaining the lessons that are taught.

With a distracted driving simulator like the Fatal Vision Roadster Pedal Kart or Simulated Impaired Driving Experience (SIDNE) Vehicle from Innocorp, educators can bring the benefits of hands-on experience to their prevention programs, including:

  1. Increased student engagement
  2. Addressing young drivers’ perceived skills
  3. Improved learning retention
  4. Teaching hands-on lessons without real-world risks

Read on to learn more about the benefits of investing in a Fatal Vision Roadster or SIDNE driving simulator for your traffic safety or safe driving program.


Increased student engagement

As educators, we know the best way to get students to learn is by making the material relevant to their interests and experiences. The Fatal Vision Roadster and SIDNE driving simulators are specifically designed to engage students in the topic of distracted driving by giving them a hands-on experience.

The simulators provide an interactive yet safe way for students to experience the dangers of distracted driving and how it impacts their driving skills firsthand, which leads to more meaningful discussions and deeper understanding.


Addressing young drivers’ perceived skills

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drivers under the age of 20 have the highest proportion of distraction-related fatal crashes. However, many young drivers believe that they are skilled at driving while distracted. 

The Fatal Vision Roadster and SIDNE simulators are designed to challenge this misconception by showing young drivers that even though they perceive themselves as good drivers, their driving skills are diminished while distracted. This realization can be a powerful motivator for them to change their habits and drive more safely.


Improved learning retention

Studies have shown that hands-on learning is one of the most effective ways to retain information. By using the Fatal Vision Roadster or SIDNE simulator, educators can create a memorable experience that students are likely to remember for years to come. 

This is especially important when it comes to distracted driving, as the consequences of this behavior can be deadly. By making the experience of distracted driving and its implications more tangible with a distracted driving simulator, students are more likely to remember the lesson and apply it in real life.


Teaching hands-on lessons without real-world risks

While giving students a firsthand look at how their driving skills are reduced when distracted is an effective teaching method, doing so in an actual car would  be dangerous to themselves and other drivers. 

With the Fatal Vision Roadster and SIDNE simulators, educators can teach important lessons about distracted driving in a controlled setting without the real-world risk of death or injury. 

Distracted driving simulators not only keep students safe but also allow educators to create scenarios that would be too risky or dangerous to do in real life, such as driving through a course while wearing Fatal Vision® Drowsy and Distracted Goggles that simulate that distracted driving has on our vision and reaction times.


As educators, our number one priority is the safety and well-being of our students. By investing in a Fatal Vision Roadster or SIDNE driving simulator, you can help our students stay safe and avoid the dangers of distracted driving. 

With onsite training and a range of course add-ons available, it’s easy to incorporate these simulators into any traffic safety program. Click here to learn more about the Roadster and SIDNE distracted driving simulators, or reach out to our team with questions about how these hands-on tools can help educate your students and keep them safe on the road.