The tablets contain multiple videos and one interactive game which students can complete on their own. Videos cover: passing large trucks and buses safely, stopping distances of large trucks and buses, and turning radius of trucks and buses. The interactive games have several sections and challenges. The student must answer questions correctly to get a full code to successfully complete the game.
This activity is a great way to bring awareness to 5 of the top risks for teen passengers and drivers. The scenarios will immerse students in real-life situations, which they may face as drivers or passengers, challenging them to understand the consequences of their decisions without any actual danger.
The DWI Simulator is available for schools to borrow. Its primary focus is on impaired driving and can simulate what driving with a .17 BAC would look like. In addition to a focus on impaired driving, the simulator could also focus on the dangers of distractions (by having the driver text while driving or answer questions), nighttime driving, speeding, and focus on looking out for pedestrians and bicyclists.
The TDS team will conduct a poll on how many hours their peers slept the night before. The results of the poll will be displayed in the hallway to show how many “drowsy drivers” are walking the halls.
Bulletin boards in high-traffic areas provide you with a great opportunity to reach your peers. Use the “No Need for Speed” bulletin board resources provided in your resource kit to create a bulletin board that provides valuable information and starts a conversation about the negative effect speed has on car crashes and how teens can speak up for their safety.
This hands-on activity raises awareness about the dangers of speeding and helps show that the faster the speed, the more stopping distance is required. You and your peers will conceptualize the distance by stacking blocks to guess how many building stories it takes for a car traveling X miles per hour to stop to better visualize the longer stopping distances that are needed when traveling at high speeds.