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THP Says Driving Simulator Has Positive Impact On Tennessee Roads

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Posted at 10:29 PM, Aug 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-08 04:47:36-04

LEBANON, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Highway Patrol has been trying to prevent crashes before they happen with a tool they said has helped cut down on the number of deaths on Tennessee roads.

THP has had its mobile driving simulator over at the Wilson county fair this year.  It houses six simulators in the back of a tractor trailer.

Troopers have had it for a year, and they said as more people use it, they can tell it's having an impact.

Right now, THP said drivers in Tennessee have been on track this year to having the lowest roadway fatality numbers since 1963.

“We're about saving lives,” said Lt. Christina Faulkner. “If one of these simulations -- something they've learned -- saves their life, then I've done my job.”

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said organizations and schools can book the driving simulator for free.