Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service

Road Safety

Road Traffic Collisions (RTCs) cause immense human suffering. Each year, too many people are needlessly killed or seriously injured on Northern Ireland’s roads. During 2018, we attended 776 RTCs and rescued 530 who were trapped in their vehicles.

YOUR CHOICE is a virtual reality education programme (free of charge) developed to give users (aged 16+) an immersive experience of a road traffic collision.  This programme supports the Road Safety Strategy 2018-2021.

The YOUR CHOICE programme is delivered by emergency services personnel capitalising on the use of virtual reality (VR) technology which highlights to young drivers the dangers on our roads and what can happen if things go wrong.

In the YOUR CHOICE VR scenario, the user is placed into a virtual reality road safety world where they, as a front seat passenger, experience poor decision making by the driver and other passengers.  The user then witnesses a full 360° crash scene extrication with the arrival of the Emergency Services.

Each user will be provided with a headset to experience the reality of being trapped in a vehicle and to observe up close the work of the emergency services at the scene of a road traffic collision.

The VR experience is supported by a session during which students receive a PowerPoint presentation and road safety messages directly related to the VR film just witnessed.

 

Message from Group Commander Gerry Lennon

To find out more or to book a session – email: YourChoice@nifrs.org

 

 

 

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