Skills School passenger cars with an automatic transmission are modified with temporary hand controls. The course is marked out with pylons on a large paved area, typically 200’ X 300’ paved area. The goal is to learn car control and seamlessly transition the virtual world skills to real world applications. Participants learn to bring virtual world skill sets to life; lane changing, accident avoidance, anti-lock braking systems etc. Muscle Memory becomes natural response, the students necessary driver inputs become automatic during the real vehicle driving exercises and accident avoidance skills in a real vehicle, proven to reduce accidents and save lives.
2012 DR HECKMAN SCIENTIFIC PAPER RESNA ANNUAL CONFERENCE - 2013
AM&W allow PWD to try something new, fun and challenging while in a safe environment. Our goal is to introduce programs that allow them to overcome barriers and return their locus of control.