Driving Simulator Bridges Gap Between Theory and Practice

Sunday 15th, August 2010 / 11:48 Published by

Photo Letisha Henderson

Nassau, Bahamas –  The Road Traffic Department has purchased two driving simulators which are intended to become a part of the driver instruction process. Colin Higgs, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Public Works and Transport demonstrated one of the simulators during a launch workshop for the introduction of a Driver Instructor’s Manual for The Bahamas on August 12. Mr. Higgs said the use of the simulators will bridge the gap between theory and driving.

HIggs said the simulators will enable persons learning to drive to become familiar with the basic skills of driving a car and at the same time expose them to hazardous situations, thereby preparing them for actual road conditions. Mr. Higgs said the simulators are evidence of the Government’s commitment to improving the standard of driving on the roads of The Bahamas.

Mr. Higgs is pictured demonstrating a simulator as Albie Hope, transportation specialist in the Transportation Policy and Planning Unit looks on.

BIS photo/Letisha Henderson

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1 Comments on “Driving Simulator Bridges Gap Between Theory and Practice

  • Nice idea, but does the machine simulate all the unbelievable idiots that one actually encounters while driving the streets of Nassau?

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