Purchased with funds from a federal grant, the truck is the first of its kind for a state law enforcement agency. Inside the trailer is a high-tech area with six simulators to practice driving skills, Woodie said.
“They can actually see the point of view of a truck driver,” he said.
Plus, drivers can practice driving in rain or snow and being prepared for anything while behind the wheel, like a dog running into the road. The department’s Motor Carrier Compliance Division will oversee the educational vehicle.
On Tuesday, the semi and trailer traveled to Valdosta State University, Woodie said. Other schools can contact the DPS to have the semi brought to campuses around the state, he said.
For drivers who spot the semi on the road, it’s still wise to follow the traffic laws. The semi’s driver can always radio for other troopers to handle reckless drivers.