Maximizing Simulation Driver Training

BY MARK CLEVELAND Simulation driver training is not meant to replace the cognitive or the psychomotor aspects of a driving program. Designed to teach the affective aspect, it influences future thought processes when presented with similar situations. Simulation training, like most training, is only as effective as the instructor and student make it. The instructor is the single most influential person in the simulation room and can adjust the training, to a degree, to maximize learning. Simulation training provides a safe learning environment in which students can practice dangerous exercises and maneuvers and perceive the consequences of improperly executing them. Some students may not b...

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