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Help requested posted on 21st June 2016:

Seatbelt Simulator

We have been approached by The Rally School of Ireland (who work closely with the Irish Road Safety Authority) about piloting their 'seatbelt simulator' in the UK.

This video shows how participants are strapped into a normal car, which slowly rotates to show the power of a seatbelt. It provides an opportunity for observers to see how important wearing a seatbelt is.

Alongside the simulator itself, deliverers can discuss how to correctly fasten/tighten belts and what happens to unsecured occupants. This tool can fit alongside other road safety interventions and can act as a 'draw' for engagement.

The organisation is looking for road safety organisations in the UK to pilot this tool. If you are interested in more information on how the simulator works in Ireland and what a pilot would involve, please contact David at or provide your email/contact details in your reply and I will contact you.

Tanya Fosdick

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Response posted on 23rd June 2016 by:
Richard Burton


Rollover simulator

I'm not sure what the purpose of this is supposed to be. As a rollover simulator it is completely unrealistic, being done at 1000 times slower than reality with no forward motion. The only effect would to be to give drivers more confidence in the "safety" equipment which will result in them driving faster, taking more risks, having more collisions and killing more people. Does RSA really stand for Road Safety Authority or is that supposed to be ironic?

Response posted on 23rd June 2016 by:
Alan R. Tizzard


Pre Driver Education

I am very interested in this simulator and in the above cynical comment on its usefulness by I suspect some one who has never been directly involved in road safety education'

I had the good fortune to be in a position as an inner London Authority Road Safety Officer who introduced Pre Driver Training Education in schools way back in the 1960's

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