Safety Education Programs

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Seat Belt Safety Programs

Rollover Simulator

Life-size dummies are used to demonstrate what may happen to motor vehicle occupants in a rollover crash, both buckled and unbuckled.
Click here to watch a short clip about the rollover simulator

Vince & Larry (crash dummies) and
Drive Smart Kentucky Bear
These characters teach children the importance of wearing a seatbelt by engaging in lively interaction with elementary and middle school students.


 


Impaired/Distracted/Young Driving Programs

D2 (Distracted Driving) Simulator
The D2 (Distracted Driving) Simulator is a software based full motion driving simulator that is used to educate the public on the dangers of engaging in driving distracted and distracting behaviours in a motor vehicle. 

Please see the forms below if interested in scheduling a D2 Simulator event in your area:

School Event Requirements and Guidelines Policy

School Event Step by Step Request Process

Corportate Event Requirements and Guidelines Policy

Corporate Event Step by Step Request Process
   
3-D(Drunk and Drugged Driving) Simulator
The 3-D (Drunk & Drugged Driving) Simulator are modified golf carts that are driven through a road course set up with traffic cones, by an operator wearing Fatal Vision goggles. This simulates operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. This program is typically presented at high schools. To participate in the program, students must have a valid driver's license and a signed permission form from a parent or guardian if under the age of 18.

Click here to download the permission slip
Click here for a video about the 3D Simulator
     
Fatal Vision Goggles
A specially designed and manufactured pair of goggles that simulate visual impairment caused by drugs or alcohol. A wearer's normal perceptions are distorted by the goggles, similar to the effects of intoxication. The goggles are intended to convince both the wearer and those observing that alcohol impairment makes activities with known risks, such as driving vehicles, very dangerous and life-threatening.


Click here to watch a short clip about the fatal vision goggles
Click here for more information about Fatal Vision Goggles.
 
Ghost Out
The Grim Reaper removes selected students from the classroom. Each student represents a victim of an alcohol and drug related crash. The students write their obituary and a memorial service is held for the student body where each victim is laid to rest and their obituary is read.


Click here to view a video about Ghost Outs
Click here for more information about Ghost Outs
 
Mock Crash
A student assembly is held to show what happens in an alcohol and drug related crash. Makeup is applied to volunteer students to simulate crash victims before placing them in wrecked vehicles. As the assembly begins, local and state law enforcement, fire and emergency staff arrive on the scene to perform rescue efforts. Victims may be arrested, treated for injuries, or pronounced dead.


Click here to view a video about Mock Crashes
Click here for more info about Mock Crashes

Mature Driver Program

The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) reaches out to educate maturing drivers about safety issues that can affect their age group. Presentations are conducted at senior citizens centers statewide and include highway safety videos, handouts, giveaway items and a question-and-answer session.  Topics include current traffic safety laws, safe driving techniques, and awareness of changing abilities and limitations behind the wheel.

Motorcycle Safety Program

The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) conducts information booths at health fairs and motorcycle rallies to educate motorists on sharing the road with motorcycles. Additionally, motorcyclists are reminded to be cautious and make themselves visible to other motorists.

 
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