The Office of the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner has given £10,000 of Proceeds of Crime Act funding to a new driving simulator to boost road safety.
It is hoped the state-of-the-art software will help cut road deaths by showing the dangers of using a mobile phone behind the wheel.
Simulator test drivers sit in a prototype Land Rover – configured to three large TV screens – and can take on a series of scenarios designed to replicate what it’s like to drive while drunk, tired or distracted by using a handset. Officers from the Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) plan to take the system to events across the region, plus colleges and universities in a bid to reach inexperienced drivers who are statistically more likely to be involved in serious crashes.
SmartWater has a long and trusted relationship with the CMPG, so when approached with the request to provide a SmartWater vehicle security pack to protect this expensive specialist equipment, we were very pleased to support this innovative initiative in protecting the equipment from potential theft.
The national launch took place in May, which SmartWater attended to both support the event and to formally donate the vehicle security pack.