Shuttle

Find out what the shuttle bus is, what you can do on it and where it is going to be.

Road Safety Interactive Unit (Shuttle)

The main aim of the Road Safety Interactive Unit (or ‘Shuttle’ as we call it) is to provide the general public and other target audiences with the chance to interact with various road safety campaigns and to spread the message about the importance of road safety.  There is something for everyone on the Shuttle because road safety is for everyone.

 

What can you do on the Shuttle?

  • practice your driving and hazard perception skills on our simulators (car, motorbike, bicycle) 

  • enjoy a fully interactive road safety educational experience

  • experience simulated virtual situations in our virtual reality pods and experience first-hand the dangers of driving and texting and driver fatigue

  • practice safe cycling skills on our state of the art bicycle simulator

  • See how driving environments and speed affect your braking distances on the brake reaction timer

  • practice the driver theory test on board

  • Test your fancy footwork by dancing to the Safe Cross Code in the activity zone

  • Take a road safety quiz in the activity zone

  • Learn about tyre safety.  Remember, your tyres are the only contact with the road

Who can take part?

 Some of the key audiences:

  • members of the community as a whole
  • local businesses, including those in out of town locations such as business parks
  • local road safety organisations
  • learner drivers
  • vulnerable road-user groups, including pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists
  • students – pre-school, primary and secondary and third level (Universities and ITs)
  • medical communities

Roll Over Simulator

Accompanying the Interactive Unit we have our roll over simulator.  This simulator continues to be highly effective in encouraging people to use safety belts.  The simulator is a car body fitted to a rotating hydraulic platform.  Participants sit into the simulator and experience a half or a full rotation.  The ‘simulation’ demonstrates how it would feel if you were in a car which turned over in a collision, and the lifesaving benefits of wearing a seatbelt should this occur.  Demonstrations using life size mannequins will also show what happens to a person when they are not wearing a seatbelt.

 

Book the Shuttle & Roll Over Simulator for your event

There are several questions that we need to ask you about your event and the event location before we can process your request for the units.

If you would like the Shuttle and Roll Over Unit to visit your location then you should email shuttlebus@rsa.ie for more information.