PSNI hope simulator will make roads a safer place

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The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) have created a car crash simulator in a bid to make the roads of Northern Ireland a safer place.

Aimed at students and young drivers, the simulator takes the passenger through a real story about a fatal car crash in Wales from around 10 years ago.

Starting from the beginning of the day, passengers will go through the events leading up to the crash, the fatal accident, as well as witnessing the role of the police after the accident.

Constable Crutchley, from the PSNI Road Safety Department, believes the simulator has a positive impact, “The purpose of the simulator is to try and make people think about the decisions they make when in a car.

“We get involved in education, we get involved in enforcement and we also work with other agencies to make roads safer through engineering.”

As the simulator was at Ulster University on an icy February morning, Constable Crutchley has some extra advice for motorists in difficult conditions.

“Don’t take chances,” he believes, “Be prepared and make sure that your car is defrosted properly before heading off in the morning.

“We hate to see motorists peering through a little gap in their front windscreen.”

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