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IVECO CROSSWAY converted into interactive road safety classroom

16 February 2023

In 2022, in the Czech Republic an Iveco Bus Crossway was specially converted into an interactive classroom with the aim to create awareness and teach 1,500 secondary school students about road safety. The program is set up by the Czech organization Promotým Praha which uses the converted Crossway in roadshows to promote road safety among future young drivers with the aim of reducing the number of traffic deaths. In the Crossway the secondary school students can practice road traffic situations on simulators.

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In 2022, the cooperation between Iveco Czech Republic and Promotým Praha focused on road safety continued to successfully educate children with the aim of reducing the number of road deaths. With a converted intercity Crossway, Promotým Praha organized a total of eleven events on the campuses of larger secondary schools and on Prague's Letná Plain. This safety-oriented program aims to raise awareness of causes of accidents such as inattention, speeding, inappropriate driving, alcohol or substance use, and the consequences. Other objectives are to increase the protection of vulnerable road users and to encourage the use of safety belts and protective equipment.

The special Crossway was equipped with interactive equipment. A bicycle simulator faithfully replicates off-road, on-road or city traffic. The motorcycle driving simulator allows students to put themselves in the shoes of other road users, learn how to manage sudden traffic situations on a motorcycle, even in difficult conditions such as darkness or rain. On the car simulator, students experience the risks of driving while talking on the phone or texting, as well as the consequences of speeding. An X box driving simulator provides a

dditional driving on the converted Crossway also includes three computers. The first of these is used to check eyesight - about one-fifth of drivers have an eye disease they are not aware of. The second one is used to test the driver’s reaction time – longer reaction times are the cause of most road accidents and are usually due to alcohol and drug use, distracted driving, use of mobile phones, food consumption, etc. The third computer is used to practice offers first aid tests.