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Teenage drivers put their parents on edge. After all, traffic crashes are the No. 1 cause of death among young people 16 to 19 years old. Now a company has come up with a way to get more practice for new drivers, safely. Virtual Driver Interactive has created a simulator that teaches teens rules of the road and safe driving techniques and lets them practice the skills on a virtual highway. Instead of a windshield, the driver looks at three flat-panel computer screens that provide lessons and views of the road once the simulated course begins. The company provides the system to schools in exchange for licensing fees per student.
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Title Annotation:STATELINE; simulator
Publication:State Legislatures
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jan 1, 2007
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