Safety Education Programs

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Seat Belt Safety Program (Young Drivers to Older Drivers)

Rollover Simulator

The Rollover Simulator is used to give a visual representation of what can happen to motor vehicle occupants that are involved in a rollover crash.  Life-size dummies are used to demonstrate what can happen both inside and outside of a motor vehicle during a rollover crash, both unbuckled and buckled.

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 Driving Programs (Young Drivers to Older Drivers)

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 Participant Waiver and Release Form

Click here to download Parental Consent and Release Form

Click here to download School Administrator Consent and Release Form

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

Sweet 16

A program for new teen drivers that covers the Graduated Drivers Licensing Law, the dangers of impaired and distracted driving and the importance of seatbelt safety.  This program is conducted in a classroom setting and allows student engagement in the program.    

Distracted Driving Program (Young Drivers to Older Drivers)

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
       

 

 Other Safety Programs

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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