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November 19, 2002

ALBANY- Georgia troopers are getting a refresher course in safe driving without leaving their command posts.

A driving simulator pulled into Albany this week on its statewide tour. Each trooper goes through a two hour course where they test drive different scenarios, preparing them for everything they might face while on patrol.

Instructor Soffie Thigpen said,  "they can make mistakes in here, we can get out talk about why they made mistakes, nobody is hurt, and it's very realistic.

The two simulators are fully equipped and operate just like a patrol car would. The trailer cost $278,000, and was purchased completely with drug forfeiture money. The simulator will complete its tour in May.

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