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Gregg County workers take crash course in better driving with FAAC simulator

A consultant with the Texas Association of Counties instructed about 20 drivers over a two-day period at the Pct. 4 Barn in Kilgore. Pct. 4 Commissioner Shannon Brown invited the TAC after learning about the service, which has shown to practically eliminate driving incidents within the first six months of training, driving simulator consultant Don Courtney said.

“Believe it or not, in my 15 years of doing this, this is my first time in Gregg County,” Courtney said.

The course involves several hours of classroom study on safe driving techniques and then another three hours using a mobile driving simulator Courtney brought with him from Austin.

“My goal is to use the driving simulator to reduce cost to the county by reducing collisions and injuries to county drivers,” Courtney said.