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Perplexing Problems in Distracted Driving Research

Published on December 3, 2021

Perplexing Problems in Distracted Driving Research
We all know that distracted driving is dangerous. One popular (and extremely hard to source) “fact” often attributed to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is that “texting and driving is six times more dangerous than drunk driving.” And even if that isn’t an actual demonstrable fact, it certainly feels right. Many U.S. agencies … Continued

Avoiding the Pitfalls of “Perfect-World Scenario” Fire Department Training

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Avoiding the Pitfalls of “Perfect-World Scenario” Fire Department Training
In a November article for Fire Engineering, Burlington (NC) Fire Department battalion chief Paul Watlington sang the praises—and spoke to the brain-bending complexities—of pump operations. It isn’t just that each department has a unique mix of equipment. And it’s not only that new equipment and apparatuses enter the market, altering some of the fundamentals underlying … Continued

Easing Operators into Public Transport Simulation Training: Tips from Dennis Hershberger of MTA Flint

Published on November 19, 2021

Easing Operators into Public Transport Simulation Training: Tips from Dennis Hershberger of MTA Flint
Transit operators—especially senior operators—are notoriously hesitant to dive into public transport simulation training. The culprit: anxiety over simulator sickness. MTA Flint training instructor Dennis Hershberger is extremely familiar with those worries. Over his nearly two decades of experience using public transport simulation to train operators, he has almost certainly tried every trick in the book … Continued

MILO-based Training Supports Department of Justice COPS Grant-based Initiatives

Published on November 16, 2021

MILO-based Training Supports Department of Justice COPS Grant-based Initiatives
  The Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) announced in October that the Justice Department had awarded “over $33 million in grants to advance community policing efforts across the country.” These funds will be used “to support promising practices through the development and testing of innovative strategies,” to build “knowledge … Continued

Driving Research: Can ADAS Improve “Hazard Anticipation” Among Young Drivers?

Published on November 12, 2021

Driving Research: Can ADAS Improve “Hazard Anticipation” Among Young Drivers?
Rear-end collisions account for approximately 28% of all collisions. Multiple studies have demonstrated that forward roadway collision systems show a great deal of promise in reducing such crashes. For example, with experienced and older drivers, even relatively unobtrusive SAE Level 1 ADAS forward roadway collision systems have been shown to lead to shorter reaction times, … Continued

Military Simulation Training Exercise Held At Camp Lejeune

Published on November 8, 2021

Military Simulation Training Exercise Held At Camp Lejeune
Michael Stewart, a training equipment specialist, spoke to the significance of the technological advancements the military base has. He pointed out how the simulation training center has capabilities for marines to experience simulation training in convoys as well as 12 other marine vehicle trainings. “The benefits are immeasurable. We get the marines in here — … Continued

Virtual Event: Trauma-Informed Policing: Improving Mental Health and Public Safety

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Virtual Event: Trauma-Informed Policing: Improving Mental Health and Public Safety
  Join our Training Content Specialist, Jeff Carek, and other panelists for a conversation on Trauma-Informed Policing: Improving Mental Health and Public Safety. This virtual event is hosted by Ford School of Public Policy-University of Michigan on November 15. Police deal with trauma on a daily basis, which is not systematically addressed. That can lead to police … Continued
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