No, it’s not Pole Position

02.25.2009 by André Natta · → 1 Comment

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It is a great new tool available at UAB to help get patients back on the road… It may also help avoid the estimated 4,000 – 8,000 crashes per year caused by distracted drivers as reported by AAA.

Some drivers are dealing with certain types of illnesses or they are elderly. Enter the $100,000 driving simulator at the UAB Driving Assessment Clinic funded in part by the National Institute on Aging.

The interactive simulator allows for patients to be tested for 30 minute sessions using a 130° field of view and giving them an opportunity to experience several different types of driving conditions.

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