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January 21, 2020

VDI Wins ‘Best of 2020’ Award for Adult and Continuing Education

Virtual Driver Interactive Wins 'Best of 2020' Award for Adult and Continuing Education - Virtual Driver Interactive has been selected for the 2020 Best of El Dorado Hills Award in the Adult and Continuing Education category by the El Dorado Hills Award Program.
October 2, 2019

VDI’s GSA Contract Has Been Extended

Virtual Driver Interactive’s Awarded Competitive General Services Administration (GSA) Contract Has Been Extended - VDI announced its awarded contract from the GSA has been extended a second time.  VDI’s contract number is GS-02F-0122W and is listed under the category - Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services (MOBIS).  The contract will remain in effect until February 18, 2020 with an additional five-year extension possible.
September 17, 2019

Law Enforcement Agencies Nationwide Combat Public Enemy #1 with One Simple Decision

“Law Enforcement Agencies Nationwide Combat Public Enemy #1 Using One Simple Decision-By partnering with law enforcement officials and harnessing the power of technology, VDI has advanced highway safety nationwide by installing more than 1,000 One Simple Decision simulators in every state of the United States.
July 11, 2018

Maria Tiberi Foundation & WBNS 10TV Create “Maria’s Ride” to Raise Funds for Driving Simulators & Combat Distracted Driving

“Maria’s Ride” aims to raise $300K to purchase driving simulators teaching young people how to become safe drivers. - The Maria Tiberi Foundation is having “Maria’s Ride” event on September 16, 2018 at 8:00 am.  A procession of 300 cars will begin at Dublin Coffman High School and end at the Schottenstein Center on The Ohio State University campus.  The event will raise money for advanced driving simulators to eradicate the epidemic of teen driving injuries.
March 5, 2018

Verified Vendor Virtual Driver Interactive Fulfills a $196,000 Federal Acquisition to USPS

Virtual Driver Interactive Receives a $196K Purchase Order from the United States Postal Service (USPS) Marking the Company’s Biggest Sale to a Federal Buyer - The USPS bought 20 of VDI’s driving simulators with Virtual Hazard Detection (VHD) program to continue the reduction of traffic accidents in their vehicle fleet.
March 1, 2018
Teen Drivers

Teens Are TRYING to Drive Safely!

There are so many misconceptions about new teen drivers.  After a teen driver has their first “incident”,  you can hear all the adults saying that "They were probably playing on their phone!”.   While this may be true in some instances, reality shows us that these drivers are simply not equipped with good information, and certainly lack actual experience. I am sure we all remember thinking we were the best drivers at 16!  Now after many years have passed, we have learned that was far from true. Does anyone really think an online driving course that quizzes you on a yield sign prepares you for complex left hand turns in traffic?  Did the driving school take them out at night, in the fog, or on a highway off ramp after it recently rained?  Of course not. The truth is new drivers lack a depth of experience to prepare them for the reality of driving. Think of any job.  Can you think of any task that kills more than 40,000 people per year?  Driving is a task and a very necessary one for most of us.  So now envision starting a new job with a company where you are doing to do a "task" like driving. They bring you in to a small group and give you 6 hours of practice on your first day (equivalent to 6 hours behind the wheel) and then they turn you loose. On the second day you are badly injured doing the very “task” they trained you on.  They would throw away the key on the employer for not better preparing you to accomplish the task safely - and yet, that is all the behind the wheel time most new teen drivers are required to take before receiving a license, scary right?  Cell phone or no cell phone, they just aren't ready for how complicated things have become.  I certainly don't know all the stats about how many of us "50-somethings" had to learn to drive on six lane highways but many teens now face that daily, among many other challenges with evolving technology at their fingertips.Teen Drivers What you can do! Look for ANY opportunity to mentor teens, provide guidance and offer training to make them safer.  Simulators can't be the only answer but they offer a chance to give extensive experience in situations that are otherwise too dangerous to practice in. Parents!  Remember they watch what YOU do when driving so do NOT use your cell phone in the car even when stopped at an intersection.  Check out the Resources page on our website for useful links and great articles offering parenting tips. For more information, visit our website and check out our Facebook page. All the best and keep your family safe! Bob Davis, CEO & President of VDI
February 6, 2018

VDI Increases Products Sold in GSA Contract to Include Newest Technology

Virtual Driver Interactive Significantly Expands Products Offered in General Service Administration (GSA) Contract - VDI increased its GSA contract product portfolio to include their newest driver training/safety systems: the award-winning boating skills trainer, new 34”screen simulation systems, a three screen full cab simulator and the latest Driving Essentials driver safety training program.
January 22, 2018

Glen Falls City Court

Glens Falls City Court has been chosen as the site for state’s court system’s first VDI computerized driving simulator as part of a pilot program to better educate problem drivers.
January 22, 2018

ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital

ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital educates their community on the impact of being distracted while driving.
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