The first ever road safety Crash Car Simulator was built in 2008 for the LRSP (Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership) in order to reduce the number of people killed and injured on Lincolnshire roads.
The first crash car simulator was a road legal modified Peugeot 206. The car was unique in its design and at that time was the only one of its kind in the world.
The Crash Car Simulator has greatly contributed to the overall reduction in KSI’s (Killed and Serious injuries) and has had a significant effect in reducing deaths of young road users.
Following the success of the first year of operation, other local authorities soon recognised the potential of this engagement tool and subsequently looked to follow suit. Humberside had their own version of the car built and called it the Icar. Currently Leicestershire, Cambridgeshire, Wales and Northern Ireland are in the process of having vehicles built and we are very proud that we have been able to share and promote this unique concept.
In 2012 our first Crash Car Simulator, which we named Sarah was involved in an arson attack at 4am and was totally destroyed by fire. Fortunately the loss of the vehicle was recognised as an integral part of the Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership casualty reduction strategy and a new vehicle was commissioned. This came in the form of a Pug 207 GTi with some minor improvements to keep the concept current. Our New Crash Car Simulator we named Vikki.
Nigel Mansell C.B.E recognised the concept as a unique and innovative way of delivering road safety education and gave his personal endorsement to the Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnerships 2fast2soon Crash Car Simulator project.
Our Crash Car Simulators were designed and built by JAC co-owner Jonathan Cobb.