Distracted Driving Awareness Program
This may be one event that can “Saves A Life”.
Here is a nice story featuring our SALT Program
at Heritage High School in Saginaw Township:
The “Save A Life Tour” includes 8 hours of 40’ of multimedia Distracted Driving information, including 2 Distracted and Driving Simulators, as well as two 50 minute lecture presentations.
Our objective is to use every method at our disposal to bring home the shocking reality of the dangerous practice of distracted driving because it has eclipsed drunk driving as the Number One safety concern of the driving public.
THE DISTRACTED DRIVING PROGRAM was developed due to distracted driving becoming an increasingly large problem on our nations roadways in recent years. We are committed to educating all individuals that attend this program about the dangers of this serious life-threatening practice, through the use of cutting-edge technology, video display, and live personal presentation and interaction.
We will provide:
Two Save A Life Distracted Driving Simulator Units.
An 8’ X 10’ Projection Screen shows the audience the participants’ actual experience in the simulator,
showing both the driver’s view and the drivers themselves.
An ongoing presentation of memorials to victims who lost their lives to a distracted driving incident, playing between each participant.
Four 3’x 8’ original thought-provoking banner displays.
Participants receive a “ticket-type” review showing violations committed during their Save A Life Distracted Driving simulation experience.
1. Program Starts With:
An introductory video of the devastating effects of distracted driving.
This high-impact video starts out with a disclaimer that will state,
WARNING! What you are about to see is very graphic and is not for the faint at heart.
These videos will show:
I. A recreation of a distracted driving incident
II. Police response
III. Emergency room scenes
IV. Family responses
V. Screeching brakes, crying, screaming, sirens, flashing lights, blood, and injuries.
This is an extreme program that viewers will remember for the rest of their lives!
2. The Introductions
Lights come up; an offstage announcer will introduce the presenter.
The presenter will be attired in a neat, current fashion style to establish a “peer” relationship with the audience as opposed to an “authority figure” relationship.
Lecture (12 – 30 minutes at client’s discretion based on audience/venue).
The Presenter will:
I. Relate their personal experience with a life-altering distracted driving incident, setting the tone for the entire program.
II. Quote current, national statistics from recognized sources to illustrate how serious the problem is.
III. Give details on how the simulator works and what it will do for the participants.
IV. Clarify that The Save A Life Distracted Driving simulator was designed for the sole purpose of illustrating how
distraction affects reaction times.
V. Describe how one becomes singularly focused when engaged in other activities besides driving.
VI. Explain how a split-second delay in the Save A Life Distracted Driving simulator’s responsiveness will cause
participants to demonstrate tendencies similar to those of a distracted driver.
VII. Clarify the realism of the simulation. Participants may briefly experience an altered state of equilibrium when exiting the Save A Life Distracted Driving simulator.
3. Participant interaction with Simulator
The Presenter will:
I. Cycle participants through the Save A Life simulator, pointing out the effects stated above to spectators as they occur in each simulation.
II. Talk to and discuss the experience with each participant and reinforce their experience, until he or she thoroughly understands how they were affected and why.
III. Not allow the participants to laugh, joke or make light of the Save A Life simulator or program in any way.
IV. Show the reality of destructive decisions by addressing the very real and often fatal consequences of poor choices. This should not in any way be confused with a “video game”.
Click here for more information about the “Save a Life Tours” – Alcohol/Distracted simulators.