Time: July 23, 2011 from 9am to 1pm
Location: Ocean City Free Public Library
Street: 1735 Simpson Avenue
City/Town: Ocean City, N.J.
Event Type: distracted, driving, educational, program
Organized By: StreetSafe, OCPD Traffic Safety Unit, Casey Feldman Memorial Foundation
Latest Activity: Jul 20, 2011
At the event, guests will hear from noted speakers and will be able to participate in Drive Square Simulation System' demonstrations. Drive Square is the most advanced and realistic driving simulator available today, allowing participants to drive in virtual reality by wearing computerized goggles while operating the controls of a StreetSafe vehicle from Subaru. By introducing dangerous situations such as unexpected obstructions, sudden maneuvers from other drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists, Drive Square allows participants to practice their driving skills while in a safe, controlled environment. Participants first measure their ability to drive in dangerous situations while concentrating only on driving. A distraction—such as talking on the phone or texting—is then introduced, and the effects of distracted driving are immediately apparent.