The Goshen Township Police Department has unveiled a new safety “rollover vehicle” simulator to encourage seat belt use.
The rollover vehicle, which simulates how someone can be injured or ejected in a car crash when they are not restrained by safety belts, was built and donated to the Goshen Police Department by Phoenix Industries owner and Goshen native Carl Nause.
“Officer James Taylor called me, told me about the idea,” he said. “I sketched it out and did it right here in the shop – we built it in two days. If it saves someone’s life or helps somebody, then it is paid for.”
The vehicle is a series of metal rods built in the shape of a car that fits a life-size dummy, Nause said. It sits on a spit, is mounted on a trailer, is portable, and spins to simulate a rollover crash.