Congratulations to Dr. Alexander Crizzle and his project team at the Driving Simulation Laboratory! Transport Canada has awarded them $402,859.00 for the project "Development of simulation-based training modules for New Drivers in Saskatchewan". SGI has also provided financial support towards this project.
This project is designed to use novel and innovative technology (i.e. driving simulators) to develop and study whether driver training on the simulator can improve the driver performance of new drivers as they complete the Class 5 driver training program. The project seeks to inform and develop effective and diverse strategies for reducing and mitigating crash risk in young drivers. The overall aim of the project is to develop driver training modules on the simulator, pilot test the efficacy of these modules, followed by a randomized control trial to examine the effectiveness of the modules on simulated driving performance. Ultimately, the goal is to enhance the learning experience and promote safe driving practices of young and novice drivers in Saskatchewan.