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Road safety education - virtual reality headsets

The use of virtual reality is allowing us to deliver new road safety experiences into classrooms and businesses in and around South Gloucestershire. We currently have two films and anticipate to work on more in the near future.

Virtual reality crash scene

Young drivers (17-24 years old) are five times more likely to be involved in a collision than other drivers, and are more likely to carry passengers. In this virtual reality crash scene, you are the passenger in a car that is involved in a collision and the fire brigade, ambulance and police are also in attendance.

The virtual reality crash scene explores the causes or collisions and provides coping strategies as well as advice for young drivers and passengers in a classroom environment. The crash scene is a five minute film and is part of a 50 minute road safety lesson.

Virtual reality exchanging places

In 2015, 18,844 cyclists were injured cycling on roads in the UK.

3,239 cyclists were seriously injured and 100 cyclists were killed.

Cyclists are 78 times more likely to be killed in an accident involving a HGV than a car (stats from Transport for London research).

Our virtual reality exchanging places allows you to see the view from a HGV vehicle and also to view from a cyclist. A cyclist can easily be lost in the blind spot areas of a HGV and this virtual reality short film enables you to see what the HGV driver can view or more importantly what the HGV driver can’t see.

If you would like more information or to book a session contact us at roadsafety@southglos.gov.uk

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