In the run up to the October bank holiday weekend Cork County Council are hosting the RSA Shuttle & Roll Over Simulator in the Bowling Green Car Park in Mallow on Saturday the 27th of October in an attempt to further education the public about killer driver behaviours.
Killer Driver Behaviours include:
- Failing to wear a seatbelt
- Lack of awareness of the road as a shared space
- Driver Distraction – use of mobile phones, passenger behaviour, fatigue
- Driving at excessive speed
- Lack of awareness of safe stopping distances
- Driving under the influence of drink or drugs
What is the Shuttle?
The RSA shuttle is an Interactive Unit – an educational experience demonstrating the killer behaviours listed above. Its main objective is to provide the general public and other target audiences with the chance to interact with various road safety campaigns and to spread the message about the importance of road safety. The new shuttle is now on the road since June 2015 with the latest simulations and immersive technologies.
The Shuttle will operate from 10am to 5pm on Saturday the 27th of October & Cork County Council are appealing to the public to come along and experience this interactive road safety education service – It could save your life!
The Roll Over simulator also accompanies the Shuttle and highlights the importance of wearing your seat belt correctly.
The Roll Over simulator is fitted to a hydraulic platform which can simulate a 90 degree and 180 degree roll-over which demonstrates how it would feel if you were a driver or passenger involved in a less than desirable incident. It will show you the effects of being suspended by your seat belt. After this demonstration, people will never travel in a car without wearing a seat belt.