Father Committed to Saving Lives Receives Honda Road Safety Grant
— Dom Tiberi
EL DORADO HILLS, CALIFORNIA, USA, June 28, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Virtual Driver Interactive (VDI), the leading provider of simulation-based driver training solutions, today announced that the Maria Foundation Tiberi recently received a Honda Road Safety Grant to help establish three Ohio-based driving simulation labs. Each of these innovative labs will include 25 VDI driving simulators providing students with a realistic and immersive training experience to reinforce driving instruction.
Dom & Terri Tiberi founded the Maria Tiberi Foundation in memory of their daughter, Maria, who died tragically in a car accident. Dom, a Central Ohio TV sports anchor, is dedicated to making sure no one else has to endure the tragic loss of a loved one due to lack of experience or training. of proper conduct. To increase defensive driving skills and understand the consequences of distracted driving, Dom recommends that simulation be part of standard driver training in the United States.
Since 2013, the Maria Tiberi Foundation has purchased over 120 VDI driving simulators. 50 simulators were donated to law enforcement and school districts across Ohio. In 2020, they created the first driving simulator training school at the Tolles Career & Technical Center with 25 driving simulators. With help from the Honda grant, they will open a second driving simulation lab at the Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Center and a third location yet to be determined this year. These groundbreaking simulation labs give teens the crucial driving experience they need by introducing “real world” obstacles, conditions and distractions into a safe and controlled driving environment.
VDI Driving Simulators include 16 lessons teaching drivers the essential skills essential for safe driving. Not only does the training increase awareness of the dangers of impaired driving and distraction, but it also educates students about dangerous driving situations such as hydroplaning and icy/snowy conditions.
“Car crashes are still the number one killer of our children and that is simply not acceptable. We need to change the culture, we need to educate our children better and these simulation labs are a big step in the right direction” , said Dom. “We want people to realize through these simulators what can happen and learn it safely. Don’t learn it on the highway. I think using simulators is a great tool.” pedagogic.
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