Connecticut Police Teach Seat Belt Safety With Crash Simulator

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Hopefully you never have to experience a car accident to learn the importance of wearing a seat belt, but Police in Connecticut have developed a new way to spread the word.

Connecticut State PD have teamed up with the University of Hartford Department of Public Safety to give students a taste of what they should desperately try to avoid.

The Connecticut State Police teamed up with the University of Hartford Department of Public Safety to bring &quot;The Convincer&quot; to the UHart campus. Students were able to experience what a &quot;5 MPH car accident&quot; would feel like.<a rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank” href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=18&amp;v=2a93m_jMJ18″>https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=18&amp;v=2a93m_jMJ18</a>

A crash simulator called ‘The Convincer’ allows the rider to experience a collision force generated by moving at 5mph, and from the various reactions, the speed seems more than capable of packing a punch.

‘The Convincer’ is not the only weapon in the road safety arsenal of Officers in Connecticut. A rollover simulator is also used to throw a crash dummy around like a pancake to get the point across.

It is a new way of spreading a message without a stack of grizzly images from real car wrecks, and the students in the video, although smiling and aware of the artificial nature of the experiment, do seem to take heed.

I didn’t see anyone volunteer for a second try!


Kieron Curtis

Kieron Curtis

An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest... not forgetting his time at ASDA.