El Dorado Hills, CA (PRWEB) February 06, 2015
Virtual Driver Interactive, Inc. (VDI), the leading provider of simulation-based driver training solutions for commercial and education applications, announced that this marks the 4th anniversary of the deployment of VDI driving simulators to the 50 Boys & Girls Clubs selected as part of the UPS Road Code program. It is estimated that more than 15,000 teens have been able to benefit from the joint efforts of the UPS team and the VDI simulation systems.
Motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of death for U.S. teens, and according to the CDC, nearly one in five crashes in which someone was injured involve distracted driving. Most crashes are caused by driver behavior, so UPS created the Road Code Program teaching fundamental safety skills as well as the consequences of distracted and impaired driving.
The UPS Road Code program is taught by UPS employees and volunteers and provides both classroom instruction as well as training on VDI’s virtual driving simulators. To date, UPS Road Code is available in over 50 Boys & Girls Clubs through the United States reaching nearly 15,000 teens since the program’s inception in 2009. The program helps them learn the rules of the road and gain crucial driving experience “behind-the-wheel” of a virtual driving simulator by allowing students to experience first-hand the dangers and consequences of driving distracted and impaired.
“When a company like UPS shows this level of generosity and caring for so many families, they deserve a heartfelt ‘thank you’ from all of us,” said Bob Davis, CEO & President of VDI. “It is our privilege and responsibility to provide a progressive learning method that provides the most effective and engaging learning experience possible.”
About Virtual Driver Interactive, Inc.
Virtual Driver Interactive (VDI) is well known in the simulation industry for its vision of innovative simulation-based training. From training experienced corporate fleets to new teen drivers, VDI delivers effective training. VDI offers highly portable, affordable and effective solutions. Titles include Virtual HD® (Virtual Hazard Detection), designed specifically for corporate fleets; One Simple Decision®, a deterrent to distracted or impaired driving; Virtual DE™ (Virtual Driving Essentials), a driver training and assessment program teaching critical skills; and Boating Skills VT™ (Boating Skills Virtual Trainer), industry’s leading simulation-based boating safety program. VDI is a privately-held company headquartered in El Dorado Hills, California. For more information about VDI’s innovative interactive simulation driver training solutions, please visit http://www.driverinteractive.com.