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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Driving simulator for APY lands

Date posted: 8 December 2011

A simulator is being used to teach people in the remote Aboriginal lands of South Australia how to cope with city driving conditions.

Most roads in the APY lands are dirt and have little traffic and few markings.

Sergeant Rob Harding says the simulator will prepare drivers if they visit built-up areas, so they can respond to traffic lights and road signs.

'Even in the short time we've actually had it up here operating you can see an improvement in their driving and their awareness of other traffic,' he said.

'When they do leave the APY lands they at least have had exposure to lights and signs and have a knowledge on how to react to them when they drive in those conditions.'

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Last updated: 8 December 2011
 
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