VDI simulation systems are the only simulators to feature the National Driver Education Curriculum recommended by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA).

The national curriculum and VDI’s StreetReady™ were developed with the American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA), the professional association for traffic safety educators.

Students spend approximately 20 minutes on each lesson and must pass each lesson before moving on to the next lesson.  Lessons are compiled of three distinct phases:

Introduction—The lesson objectives are presented in a multimedia format to introduce

concepts and proper procedures to students.

Practice Session—Students are able to practice performing proper driving procedures before being scored.

Evaluation Session—The students then apply the knowledge garnered from the first two

phases and are evaluated on performing the targeted driving skills.


  • Getting Ready to Drive - Allows students to familiarize themselves with vehicle components and provides a pre-test of student's skills.
  • Developing Visual Processes - This lesson helps students develop knowledge of basic visual processes, such as sight line, targeting transition points and blind zones.
  • Developing Searching Skills - Students apply the basic vision and perception concepts learned in Lesson Two to the driving task.  They must also use their focus vision to gather critical information to help deal with potential problems.
  • Searching for Signs, Signals and Markings - To successfully complete this lesson, students must divide their attention to gain information from the signs, signals, and pavement markings on and around the roadway.
  • Evaluating to Minimize Risk - This lesson tests students' risk assessment by measuring how they choose to respond to threats or critical problems that could affect their vehicle's travel path or sight line.
  • Executing Effective Speed and Position Adjustments - Students will learn how to properly use their brakes or accelerator for speed adjustments to perform lane position adjustments or lane changes.
  • Managing Intersections - Lesson Seven will help students learn how to properly approach intersections and then safely follow the steps for entering and exiting the intersection.
  • Managing Turns at Intersections - Students will learn the proper steps for safely making a left or right turn at different types of intersections.
  • Managing Curves and Hills - In this lesson, students learn how to deal with restriction to sight line and travel path to properly negotiate any curve, hill or combination of grades and curves.
  • Managing Time and Space Intervals - Students will learn how to develop the processes for searching for problems, evaluating situations, and executing appropriate communication, speed, and position adjustments in complex situations involving higher speeds, more traffic flow, unusual intersections or approaching hills or curves.
  • Responding to Vehicle Failures - This lesson educates students on many vehicle malfunctions and allows them to practice how to resolve some potential problems.
  • Assessing Driver Performance and Awareness - This lesson tests the skills students have learned in the previous lessons.  Students will be expected to evaluate driving situations and execute reduced-risk choices within the available time and space using appropriate communication, speed adjustment and lane position adjustments.

The StreetReady™ curriculum reflects all essential aspects of vehicle operation.  In addition, many of the more detailed concepts that are often presented in non-simulation information regarding separation distances, collision avoidance, risk avoidance, and the dangers of driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol are reinforced in the simulation lessons.

All driving lessons can be driven under the following environmental conditions, providing up to 70 lessons for driving and a drive time potential of over 20 hours.  If standard conditions are used, each lesson can be completed in 20 minutes for a total of 4 hours for all 12 Lessons.

Simulated Driving Conditions:

With StreetReady™, you have an expert instructor focusing only on your student teaching, demonstrating, reminding and measuring a multitude of safe driving lessons.  Let them have their first accidents with us! No other simulator comes close to offering the detailed assessment and scoring built into StreetReady™. Over 80 specific criteria are assessed throughout the lessons to help drivers develop safe driving habits.

If you want to create disciplined young drivers that you can feel confident putting on our roadways, then StreetReady™ is for you.

After learning basic driving skills in StreetReady, students can further their driving experience by taking part in the Virtual Defensive Driving Course (VDDC).  This course will reinforce the skills of the students by combining the proven driver training curriculum with actual behind-the-wheel driving in a simulated environment.  The virtual driving instruction allows students to gain important insight AND experience in potentially hazardous situations. 

Many detailed concepts presented in the original VDDC training, such as separation distance, collision avoidance, and the dangers of driving under the influence, are reinforced within the simulation.  This unique combination of sound instruction, combined with the latest high-tech tools, promotes a high "transfer of training" where skills learned on the simulator carry over to the real world.

Cost Tradeoff
The cost of educating our children is ever increasing.  Nowhere is that more apparent than driver training.  The cost of vehicles, insurance, gas and free space to train is almost making this type of training cost prohibitive.  Fortunately our simulator gets great gas mileage and seldom needs a new set of tires.  At the very least simulation technology can help alleviate some of those costs and wasted downtime by supplementing your training efforts in a safe, practical environment.

Better Training
Another advantage of simulation is that we can put your students in dangerous situations without putting them or others in danger.  Where else can you truly practice avoiding pedestrians that wander onto the roadway, or other drivers who fail to stop for red lights or stop signs.  Or try these same scenarios at night or in a thunder storm.  Critical situations that new drivers will inevitably face and hopefully survive