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There’s no better way to educate a driver than with a safe and controlled yet challenging and realistic environment. All Florida driving institute uses a driving simulation to hone and perfect driving skills and experience before ever firing a piston. By working on the skills necessary to safe and efficient driving our simulator builds a driver’s confidence and ability to make them ready to hit the road! Our instruction of each student is personalized and even integrates background and family information to create the best possible plan from which student drivers can cultivate or correct skills that will keep them safe and moving on the road. The personalized lesson planning allows us to develop drivers of all skill levels and stages of driving, whether it be pre-permit, permit, newly licensed or elderly driving.

  • Excellent for first-time drivers teen and adult alike seeking to practice prior to having a permit
  • Excellent for those with disabilities to evaluate driving competence
  • Situational work on accident avoidance, drunk driving simulation and more!
  • When confronting a hazardous circumstance when driving on the road, you need to know how to react. Driving simulation classes enable you to hone in on what to do if an unsafe situation on the road arises.

Driving Simulator Training Programs

All Florida Safety Institute understands the need for better driver education. What better way to start than with a safe, hands-on learning environment, that allows our students to develop crash prevention skills before they ever start an engine with driving simulation. We give them the driving skills and confidence they need to face the road!

The instruction is personalized for each student and integrates the family, allowing us to facilitate a complete training plan and correct unsafe practices if necessary. Additionally, our programs are designed for students in all stages of the learning to drive process; pre-permit, permit, and newly licensed.

These skills and habits are essential to maintaining the safety of the driver and those around them and are applicable to many situations and environments. Practice includes driving at night, in fog, rain, and snow, and avoiding distracted driving. Practice skills for safe driving before it is too late!

Driving Simulator students will learn:
Control-maintaining

Control-maintaining proper speed, steering, lane changing, and braking

Awareness-proactive

Awareness-proactive attention and sensitivity to other driver’s mistakes on the road

Knowledge

Knowledge – laws, signs, right-of-ways, traffic patterns, and common mistakes

Space management

Space management – road and weather hazards, traffic, lane choice, and following distance

Reserve time at our Driving Simulator

Hourly
$50/hr

Sessions: 1 Hour

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3 Hour
$145

Sessions: 3 x 1 Hour

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PLUS get our course completion certificate for insurance discounts

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6 Hour
$280

Sessions: 4 x 1.5 Hour

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PLUS get our course completion certificate for insurance discounts

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Families who would benefit from our St. Petersburg and Jacksonville driving simulator training:


  • Are concerned standard driver education will be insufficient or not a good fit.
  • Have a student driver who lacks the confidence and comfort necessary to start them driving.
  • Want to help their student become a responsible, safe driver.
  • Have a licensed driver who is not confident in their current abilities.
  • Want to start their driver learning at fourteen, before a permit is possible.
  • Have a student driver struggling or reluctant to practice driving.
  • Have a licensed driver who is not confident or comfortable driving.

Using our driving simulators, students can start training for all types of driving starting at age 14, before the learner’s permit.

Advantages of Learning to Drive with a Driving Simulator

Driving simulation has existed for several years. Driving simulation does not change the fundamental nature of driving vehicles and driving schools should not use it as a substitute for the real behind the wheels training. However, it provides many solid benefits that every driving school should consider when developing a training program. Here are five of the main benefits.

Enables drivers to practice what they cannot practice on the road

First, a driving simulator exposes students to dangerous driving conditions, in realistic virtual environments, that would hazardous to try in the real life. Simulators present some scenarios like avoiding head-on collisions angle and intersection crash and animals entering the highway and other causes of crashes to students. Even more, they allow them to learn the available ways of avoiding collisions or minimizing the impacts. For safety reasons, students can only practise the scenarios in virtual environments. With simulators, students are able to strengthen their learning curve.

The simulator records everything a student does during training

This is another big benefit driving simulators provide to students. The simulator records everything a student does during dangerous scenarios. Whether you will make the right decision as a student or a bad one, the driving simulator allows replay of the scene from multiple angles to allow discussion and analysis when necessary. Replay is important after you have made a mistake that causes severe damages.

The instructor goes through the events’ sequence, during replay, while asking the student on why they had to make the decisions. They should also discuss on the other courses of action. After that, the student can repeat the entire scenario and make the right decision.

Facilitate designing of numerous road scenarios

With driving simulation software, tutors and students can design their scenarios. The available software allows weather, traffic, wildlife, pedestrian and other vehicles control – you can also design the situation to challenge students. A quick example: if you have already seen many intersection crashes within your area during heavy rainfall, you can design scenarios that will immerse your students in the situation. They will make many mistakes without any fatal consequence and avoid similar things in real life.

Simulators provide situations to expect on roads

With a simulator, the student experiences what to expect when driving a real vehicle. In reality, the engine, tires, brakes and environmental conditions can affect training consistency. That is not the case in driving simulators. A simulator has to be housed in a controlled area and all scenarios are programmed. That means that every student has enough time to face decision-making processes. A student can also learn at any time of the day – weather conditions and lighting do not affect the driving.

Benefits to simulated learning

Simulated practice has aided learners for years in honing their skills to best prepare them for the real world. Although simulations provide strong advantages that are useful to any driving school, it does not change the fundamental nature of driving and should not be used to substitute entirely for real behind the wheel practice. These are the five main benefits of driving simulation that result in the best possible preparation of students:

It Gives drivers the ability to experience what they would not be able to on the road.

Simulations allow students to be exposed to dangerous driving conditions that could be hazardous to experience in real life. Unexpected scenarios that the simulator can allow a driver to experience and prepare for without hazard include animals running out into the road, avoiding a head-on collision or intersection crash. Simulations also allow students to learn impact management in the event they are involved in a crash. By simulating instances that would otherwise arise from chance, students can beat the learning curve usually associated with years of experience and chance encounters.

Everything is recorded for instructional playback

The simulator records everything the student does to allow for real-time playback of the student’s performance. This allows instructors to positively reinforce highlights and to easily correct mistakes at the same time as observing them. This also allows for a different view of the training, as the simulator affords different angles and perspectives to look through. With replay, problems can be corrected even when things “happen too fast.”

Instructors are able to go decision by decision with the driver in reviewing the simulation to understand what the driver was thinking or doing so that in the future this can be changed. The student can then repeat the same scenario in comfort until the desired outcome is achieved.

Specifically designed scenarios

Instructors are able to fine tune the course and simulation itself to best fit the needs of the student. Factors like weather, pedestrians, wildlife, etc. can be added to challenge the student and condition for the unpredictability of the real world. For example, a student can repeatedly encounter a crash in an intersection during a heavy rainfall until they do not involve themselves in the accident, and any mistakes they do make will not count against them, but rather help push them forward.

Simulations create an ideal learning environment

Drivers can practice within a simulation at any time of day or in any conditions and still maintain consistency and progress. Things like vehicle make and condition also do not have any affect and allow the student to progress the skills of driving itself without having to deal with hindrances like figuring out where the controls are in a vehicle they will never enter again.

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