New Haven Register (New Haven, CT)
END OF YEAR BUFFET
MARC Community Resources was recently awarded a grant from Workers’ Compensation Trust, and is one of the few selected from 128 applicants in the 2021 Safety Grant competitive process. The $10,120 will be used to purchase a virtual driving simulator from Virtual Driver Interactive. With a fleet of more than 35 vehicles, including large vans and buses with up to 14 passenger seats, MARC is at risk of motor vehicle accidents and damages. The desktop simulator is equipped with a monitor, steering wheel, pedals and Advanced Driver Safety software that offer lessons on following distance, backing, intersection management, distracted driving dangers and pedestrian distractions. It has various vehicle types, including cars, SUVs, pickups, utility trucks, bucket trucks, box trucks and cargo vans.