Online driving simulator shows fubganger accident risk

Online driving simulator shows fubganger accident risk

The British "Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents" (ROSPA) presents a driving simulator on the Internet, which demonstrates the stoppaths in rain, alcohol at the wheel, at high speed or when using the mobile phone.

Simulation with serious background
It looks like a computer game, but has a serious background: In the online driving simulator you can first adjust a speed between 20 and 45 mph (miles per hour, about 32 to 72 km / h) and then frame conditions such as "drunk", " Mobile phone "or" rain "selection. The simulation shows the ride on a strain with parked cars from the driver’s perspective. Suddenly a ball jumps out behind a car, a boy behind, and depending on the setting of the simulator it comes to the accident.

Not only for driving
It is nothing new that most of the personal ignition of this kind happen in city traffic and that alcohol, phoning and bad weather increase the risk. The simulator is still an interesting way to draw attention to the dangers. To name an example: At setting to 30 mph, the wagon comes in time for standing, the "reaction path" of 9 meters plus 14 meters of braking distance rich to avoid an accident. When telephoning the reaction pathway on 19 meters, it is drunk in the simulation 15 meters. In the rain again, the braking distance already extends at this low speed at 18 meters.