Manitoba Public Insurance is inviting young drivers to get behind the wheel in virtual reality (VR). Through the use of leading edge VR technology, DRIVR-X allows participants to explore a three-dimensional environment in a seemingly real and physical way.
Research shows that young drivers are consistently over-represented in collisions related to distracted driving, impaired driving and speeding. DRIVR-X tackles these issues by giving drivers perspective, greater empathy and better understanding of how their choices have consequences.
Life is about choices. The DRIVR-X virtual reality experience demonstrates the power of those choices in a fun, interactive story that is driven by you. With multiple story lines and outcomes, you decide what happens next.
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Distracted driving is the practice of driving a motor vehicle while engaged in another activity, typically one that involves the use of a mobile phone or another electronic device.
Tragedy can occur in a split second when drivers allow their focus to shift away from the road! Don’t put yourself or others at risk. Pull over, ask your passenger to text for you or wait until you arrive at your destination. If you’re texting, who’s driving?
Speeding is one of the most reported factors associated with crashes. Many people think speeding is driving above the maximum speed limit. However, speeding can also refer to travelling too fast for weather, road or traffic conditions – even if you aren’t exceeding the speed limit.
Speed reduces control and your ability to steer safely around curves on highways or objects in the roadway.
The safe operation of any vehicle requires drivers to be alert and in complete control at all times. When you’re on the road, you should be able to concentrate and respond to changing traffic and road conditions. Impairment, whether by alcohol, drugs or fatigue, significantly affects driving abilities and places drivers, passengers and other road users in harm’s way.
Download DRIVR-X to your phone through Google Play or the App Store.
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