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Educational Campaign Resources

 

The following is a list of possible resources for your educational campaign. You are responsible for contacting and scheduling all speakers and presentations at your school.

You will need to contact program speakers for your campaign directly. If you encounter any difficulties contacting a speaker or resource, please contact the MoDOT's Traffic and Highway Safety Division at 800-800-BELT and ask for the BOTB representative.

For additional resources and program ideas, contact your Regional Contact or visit www.saveMOlives.com.


Highway Patrol:

  • SIDNE: Simulated Impaired DriviNg Experience or SIDNE® (not available in all areas) is a battery-powered vehicle that simulates the effects of impairment from alcohol or other drug on a motorist’s driving skills.  SIDNE® operates in two modes.  In Normal Mode, the vehicle's steering, braking and acceleration respond appropriately.  In Impaired Mode, the vehicle reacts with delayed steering, braking and acceleration, simulating the effects of a vehicle being driven by an impaired driver.
  • Safety Belt Convincer: The Safety Belt Convincer is a traffic crash simulator designed to convince drivers and passengers to buckle up. Participants are seat-belted into a cart that is propelled down a ramp and then brought to an abrupt stop, allowing the passengers to experience the sensation of a traffic crash.
  • Videos and Presentations: The Missouri State Highway Patrol has a number of compelling videos and presentations on the subject of seatbelt use.

To schedule any of these resources for your school please contact your local Missouri State Highway Patrol troop via their web site, www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov or find information on www.saveMOlives.com.

MoDOT District Offices:

  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Television and Radio spots focusing on safety belt use for young drivers
  • Posters
  • Call 800-800-BELT for materials or visit www.savemolives.com for youth statistics, videos and more.
  • Regional Contacts


ThinkFirst, Missouri:
Michelle Gibler, director, 573-882-2370, e-mail: giblerm@health.missouri.edu. The mission of ThinkFirst Missouri is to educate the public, especially adolescents, about their vulnerability to brain and spinal cord injury, common causes of these injuries, and how to prevent them. ThinkFirst Missouri provides the following programs and services:

  • School Assembly Program
  • Community / Corporate Traffic Safety Program
  • ThinkFirst For KIDS
  • Traffic Offenders Program
  • Reinforcement Program
  • National ThinkFirst Chapter Director Training
  • ThinkFirst Speaker Training Workshops   


Missouri State Council of the Emergency Nurse’s Association:  The ENA can provide school assemblies and presentations. Contact:

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