Drivers' education students at a Pennsylvania high school are test-driving a sophisticated simulator that enables them to practice driving a car in difficult conditions before heading into traffic, much like a fighter pilot might use a flight simulator to learn evasive action before taking to the air. If the program proves successful, it could change the way schools offer drivers' ed instruction.

In a pilot program, Mt. Lebanon High School has had 120 students use the simulator, which is temporarily housed in a trailer outside the school.

"We're still evaluating


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