PFG in its longstanding relationship with the Ford Motor Company Fund, helped bring part of the award-winning Ford Driving Skills for Life program to a convention of the Florida chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The FDSFL Share the Road module, complete with virtual reality goggles, bikes and cars was made available to parents and teens attending the convention.
The Share the Road module of the FDSFL teen driver education program stresses the importance of making sure we all know, as parents and newly licensed teen drivers, that the road should be a shared space, and that everyone; pedestrians, cyclists and motor vehicle operators have a responsibility to making that shared space safe.
Virtual reality goggles with a variety of scenarios are used to help cement the Share the Road message, and they "transport" the people that wear them into "real-world" situations both as cyclists and drivers. The effect is remarkable, as participants often feel that what they are seeing in the goggle is actually taking place around them!
PFG was responsible for bringing in the trained instructor team and shipping all of the required materials to the site. The PFG instructors then effectively managed the program, by setting up the displays and puting people through the module. The team did so with the PFG connection virtually unseen. As always, when PFG is involved, the program is all about the client and the participants - and we are happy to have it that way!