On Monday 19 September 2016 Auburn PCYC received a valuable community resource. Auburn PCYC received a new driving simulator to assist young drivers develop good driving behaviours indoors before they start driving outdoors. The driving simulator was graciously funded by the Flemington LAC Liquor Accord who are focussed on reducing alcohol related crime and education for the benefit of the local community.
The “SDT – 153” model driving simulator is the latest in technology and programming by the Queensland manufacturer “Safe Driver Training, Australia”.
The simulator is programmed to recreate life like driving scenarios, including pedestrian and vehicle traffic hazards, inclement weather conditions and changing road surfaces and roadways that drivers are required to navigate safely.
Unlike a racing game where players exceed the speed limit and have traffic accidents for fun, the simulator allows Police to monitor any errors made by driver and assists the driver in gaining confidence prior to driving lessons or test. The simulator will be utilised in future club activities, such as the “Friday night drop in” and corporate programs such as the adult Traffic Offenders Intervention Course (TOIPS) and the “Safe Driver Course” for learner drivers. The simulator will also assist in Police crime prevention programs.
The Liquor Accord has also funded an 8 week drug and alcohol related crime prevention program for 2017, where selected young people will be focussing on many aspects of the consequences of drug and alcohol consumption in their daily life.
The NSW Police Youth Command and the PCYC would like to thank the Flemington LAC Liquor Accord for their support in this cause.
If you are part of a community group and you feel that your students could benefit from using the simulator, contact Senior Constable Gabriella DI MARINO on 9475 3100 for further information.