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One Simple Decision™ is the world’s first simulation-based impaired & distracted driving program designed to prevent destructive driving behaviors among teens and young adults. This innovative technology presents students with a first person account of the real life consequences of distracted and impaired driving. 

Click here for more information on One Simple Decision.


VDI simulation systems are the only simulators to feature the National Driver Education Curriculum recommended by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The national curriculum and VDI’s StreetReady™ were developed with the American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA), the professional association for traffic safety educators.

Students spend approximately 20 minutes on each lesson and must pass each lesson before moving on to the next lesson.  All driving lessons provide up to 70 lessons for driving and a drive time potential of over 20 hours.  If standard conditions are used, each lesson can be completed in 20 minutes for a total of 4 hours for all 12 Lessons.  Lessons are compiled of three distinct phases:


Introduction—The lesson objectives are presented in a multimedia format to introduce

concepts and proper procedures to students.

Practice Session—Students are able to practice performing proper driving procedures before being scored.

Evaluation Session—The students then apply the knowledge garnered from the first two

phases and are evaluated on performing the targeted driving skills.


  • Getting Ready to Drive
  • Developing Visual Processes
  • Developing Searching Skills
  • Searching for Signs, Signals and Markings
  • Evaluating to Minimize Risk
  • Executing Effective Speed and Position Adjustments
  • Managing Intersections
  • Managing Turns at Intersections
  • Managing Curves and Hills
  • Managing Time and Space Intervals
  • Responding to Vehicle Failures
  • Assessing Driver Performance and Awareness

The StreetReady™ curriculum reflects all essential aspects of vehicle operation.  In addition, many of the more detailed concepts that are often presented in non-simulation information regarding separation distances, collision avoidance, risk avoidance, and the dangers of driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol are reinforced in the simulation lessons.  All driving lessons can be driven under the following environmental conditions:


Simulated Driving Conditions:



No other simulator comes close to offering the detailed assessment and scoring built into StreetReady™. VDI has developed a proprietary performance assessment scoring system, iPASS which continually evaluates each driver on over 80 criteria, including speed control, turns and lane changes, following distance, mirror usage, and even whether they are wearing a seat belt. iPASS also produces a comprehensive report for each student, providing proof that the individual mastered each skill.

With StreetReady™, you have an expert instructor focusing only on your student teaching, demonstrating, reminding and measuring a multitude of safe driving lessons.  Let them have their first accidents with us!

If you want to create disciplined young drivers that you can feel confident putting on our roadways, then StreetReady™ is for you.


After learning basic driving skills in StreetReady, students can further their driving experience by taking part in the Virtual Defensive Driving Course (VDDC).  This course will reinforce the skills of the students by combining the proven driver training curriculum with actual behind-the-wheel driving in a simulated environment.  The virtual driving instruction allows students to gain important insight AND experience in potentially hazardous situations. 

Many detailed concepts presented in the original VDDC training, such as separation distance, collision avoidance, and the dangers of driving under the influence, are reinforced within the simulation.  This unique combination of sound instruction, combined with the latest high-tech tools, promotes a high "transfer of training" where skills learned on the simulator carry over to the real world.

View video of simulated hazardous scenarios
View video of simulated weather conditions
View video of guides and training pointers

Cost Tradeoff
The cost of educating our children is ever increasing.  Nowhere is that more apparent than driver training.  The cost of vehicles, insurance, gas and free space to train is almost making this type of training cost prohibitive.  Fortunately our simulator gets great gas mileage and seldom needs a new set of tires.  At the very least simulation technology can help alleviate some of those costs and wasted downtime by supplementing your training efforts in a safe, practical environment.

Better Training
Another advantage of simulation is that we can put your students in dangerous situations without putting them or others in danger.  Where else can you truly practice avoiding pedestrians that wander onto the roadway, or other drivers who fail to stop for red lights or stop signs.  Or try these same scenarios at night or in a thunder storm.  Critical situations that new drivers will inevitably face and hopefully survive.

Now imagine practicing these dangerous situations in the safety of simulator.




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