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Police hone their driving skills on high-speed chases by playing Gran Turismo Sport on Playstation

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Lincolnshire police officers have been receiving extra lessons in high-speed car chases - by playing a video game.

PlayStation has partnered up with Lincolnshire Police in order to provide extra tuition to specialist drivers using Gran Turismo Sport.







The project - which aims to boost skill and safety - has seen officers clock an initial lap time at Silverstone race course in Towcester.

The four drivers then received specialist training using the game, including a new virtual reality mode.

Any areas for improvement such as under or oversteer, braking late and carrying too much speed in corners were identified, with GT Sport used to demonstrate correct techniques.

The officers then went out on a second lap and demonstrated markedly improved results - with one shaving 5.7 seconds of their initial lap time.

Between them, the four officers improved their times by 14 seconds after being taught using the video game, which hits the stores on Wednesday.








 
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It's a strange choice for the type of driving cops need to be good at. Sport is track racing, isn't it? These kind of games are good for timing your turns, but there's more than that on the road.

Secondly, Europe seems to have much tighter and packed streets. Maybe not that town. What do I know?
 

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Gah the controls were very stiff in that game series, unlike a real vehicle...
 
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Give them Need for Speed lol.
 
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