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Needed to Drive Collision-Free
HAMILTON, ON, December 4, 2003 - Young Drivers of Canada, the largest driver training organization in Canada, announced today the inclusion of the DriveFit Program as a major component in their driver training. DriveFit is a sophisticated, user-friendly, interactive software program for use on personal computers. It adapts itself to the user's specific strengths and weaknesses determined during the assessment portion of the program and designs a training plan to help the student see the road quicker, clearer, sharper and safer.
"DriveFit trains your brain to improve driver related
cognitive skills, which are key to driving and surviving,"
said Rick Rigby, Young Drivers of Canada, CEO. "We recognize
that there is no substitute for knowledge and behind-the-wheel experience.
However, research has shown that by training mental skills it is
possible to significantly improve a driver's ability in key areas:
judging distance and speed, concentration, avoiding distractions
and reacting more quickly to hazards," Rigby added.
The DriveFit Program improves 12 essential cognitive skills during the training stage:
1. Assessment: Accurately estimate time, speed and distance.
"DriveFit, in combination with in-vehicle lessons conducted
by a Young Drivers or Collisonfree! instructor, will
maximize the students' driving abilities and prepare them to pass
their road test," Rigby said. Young Drivers students keep the
DriveFit Program CD after their instruction is completed and
can use it to keep their cognitive driving skills sharp.
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