New Haven Register (New Haven, CT)



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.

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MARC Community Resources / Contribute­d photo

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