A project at LSU may save lives on Louisiana's roadways

Monday, July 11, 2011 - 2:54pm

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - It might look like a video game, but it’s is the latest research project at LSU.
It's got a serious job to do, improve safety on Louisiana roadways.
According to the CDC, car crashes in Louisiana cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars each year; and many drivers and passengers pay with their lives.
So the College of Engineering at LSU is integrating this full-scale simulator into their transportation curriculum, to give students an inside-look, at how important their future careers on the roads will be.
State agencies can get behind the wheel too, to test everything from driving on ice, to drunk or distracted driving, and even medical research, testing a new drug's affect on driving skills.
The simulator cost 250-thousand dollars, and it was funded by the Board of Regents, DOTD, and LSU.


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