The 80% Factor
Over 80% of drivers believe they are
better than the other guy.
Over 80% of collisions are the result
of a bad decision.
Experience is crucial in preparing Soldiers for any operation, including vehicle operation. Traditional driver training programs emphasize rules of the road and vehicle control. The problem with this approach is that it does not address the major cause of vehicle incidents — poor decision making. Add the complexity of demanding environments, new and stressfulsituations, the fielding of new vehicles — and the potential for poor decision making behavior significantly increases.
BETTER HABITS, BETTER DECISIONS, BETTER DRIVERS
Our solution is to train from the head down — not the feet up — to create thinking drivers who are more engaged while at the controls of a vehicle. L-3 Training and drive for life created a training program and curriculum that specifically leverages simulation technology to produce better driving decisions. This experiential learning environment supplemented with our proprietary SPOT™ curriculum — Scan, Predict, Options, Take Action — places Soldiers in immersive settings where they learn to:
- search and scan for hazards to achieve superior situational awareness
- engage in the driving process by predicting outcomes to become a thinking driver
- employ multiple options to proactively deal with challenges
- take action when encountering demanding situations
BENEFITS OF THE WARRIOR DRIVER TRAINING PROGRAM
Provides an innovative, combat proven driver training program that addresses the major cause of vehicle incidents — poor decision making
- During a fourteen month deployment, troops that received Warrior Driver training reported zero rollovers; troops that did not receive the training reported eight rollovers
- The program consistently receives outstanding feedback and satisfaction rates from Soldiers and their leaders
- Provides a cost efficient way to train, eliminating the need for significant capital cost investments
- Provides highly mobile training — our classrooms and trainers come to you
- Provides the flexible tools necessary to quickly respond to training requirements for multiple type vehicles
Proper responses trained and engrained in the safety of a virtual environment, can protect crew’s lives and ensure mission success. L-3 Training's M-1114 simulated exercises are backed by the rock-solid experience of MRPI trainers, currently in-theater and selected as authors of the U.S. Army’s Convoy Leaders’ Handbook.
DESIGNED BY L-3 Training and drive for life: LEADERS IN SIMULATION - BASED DRIVER TRAINING
- Delivering pre-deployment training to Soldiers of the US Army
- The vendor of choice for major fleet operators such as Schneider National, J.B. Hunt and United Rentals
- Training over 10,000 professional drivers annually
- An industry leader in delivering driver simulation to federal, state and international law enforcement agencies
DESIGNED FOR REALISM, RESPONSIVENESS AND RESULTS
Our training scenarios are customized with extensive input from brigade leadership and non-commissioned officers currently in theater. Their contributions along with industry leading graphics and force feedback steering deliver an optimum virtual training environment. We provide a flexible and highly mobile training program that utilizes innovative tools and technology to quickly respond to training requirements for multiple type vehicles, combat situations and diverse environments.
This highly effective training program has generated measureable results in significantly reducing vehicle incidents in deployed units — but don’t take our word for it…
This is an excellent driver training program. What we’ve identified early on in our previous deployments was that driving is a critical combat skill, similar to shooting, communicating and rendering medical aid. The driver is the first member of the crew that reacts to a situation outside of the vehicle. The Warrior Driver training program offers an innovative curriculum — the first I’ve seen that really teaches soldiers to alter their behavior and predict consequences in advance, allowing them to be become thinking, proactive drivers rather than reactive ones. In fact, this training makes them better drivers on civilian roads as well as in challenging combat situations. This is clearly going to save Soldiers lives, reduce equipment damage and allow us to do a better job.–Lieutenant Colonel Mark Meadows, US Army (Retired)
Former 1-71 Calvary Squadron Commander, 10th Mountain Division