NJM Donates Driving Simulators to Local New Jersey High Schools

June 27, 2013

New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company (NJM), the largest insurer of private passenger vehicles in the Garden State, donated driving simulators to 55 New Jersey high schools this month. The insurer said these simulators represent an investment of more than $700,000 toward driver safety statewide.

A school mascot from Columbia High School in Maplewood, N.J., demonstrating a driving simulator. Photo credit: NJM
The company said these full-cab model driving simulators — built by Calif.-based Virtual Driver Interactive — provide hands-on experience with challenging driving conditions that students might not face while practicing behind the wheel.

The 55 high schools from 17 counties receiving the simulators were participants in the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey’s Champion Schools Program. The alliance — funded through a grant from the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety and with sponsors including NJM and Allstate — works with students and staff at New Jersey high schools to develop campaigns to address teen driving safety.

“NJM cares about the safety of all New Jersey drivers, especially the youngest, who have so much living ahead of them,” said New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance CEO Bernie Flynn.

“This is a substantial investment in helping to ensure the safety of our loved ones and reaffirms our commitment to the well-being of the residents of our state,” Flynn said.

“In contemplating the best way to say ‘thank you’ to the people of New Jersey for giving us a home for 100 years, and to our policyholders who have entrusted us with their insurance needs, we could think of no better way than to provide resources that keep our young people, and all who travel our roadways, out of harm’s way.”

Founded in 1913, West Trenton, N.J.-based New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance is the largest provider of personal auto and workers’ compensation insurance in New Jersey and a major carrier for homeowners and commercial auto coverage.

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