Bob Lighthall’s mission is clear: He has been charged with reducing the number of injuries and deaths due to alcohol- and other drug-related crashes.
In Texas, motor vehicle crashes are often the No. 1 reason people seek care in emergency rooms. In order to be designated as trauma centers, hospitals must offer injury prevention programs that teach people how to stay safe and avoid crashes and other causes of trauma. Texas Reality Education for Drivers (RED) has made a name for itself traveling around the state to teach people about the dangers of driving impaired or distracted. And Innocorp, ltd has proven to be just the right partner — offering relevant products and educational materials that have made a true impact on thousands of people throughout the state of Texas.
When the Guilford County Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Task Force sponsors a booth at local health fairs, it usually draws a big crowd. Passers-by are eager to try the new intoxiclock® Pro software to learn how their weight, gender and the number of drinks they consume affect their blood alcohol concentration (BAC). Many of them leave the booth surprised, chastened and with a renewed understanding of how alcohol affects their bodies.
Since March 2016, the Pueblo of Laguna Law Enforcement Program in New Mexico has a new tool at the disposal of its safety officers. With the help of a grant, the Highway Safety Program purchased the Fatal Vision® Goggles, the DIES® mat, and the Smash Match® game as a kit. Those officers haven’t looked back since.
Impaired and distracted driving is a serious problem for every age group but it’s especially problematic for inexperienced teen drivers. To reach them with the safe driving message, it’s important to go the extra mile. And for Robin Bennett of Lexlee’s Kids in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, that means incorporating the Simulated Impaired Driving Experience (SIDNE®) into Ready Set Drive, which is the Lexlee’s Kids young driver safety program.
The Coppell Police Department and Independent School District in Texas goes the “extra mile” with their safety program by teaching their students about the dangers of driving under the influence. This is accomplished by School Resource Officers assigned to each high school addressing the issue in a forensic science class, and using Innocorp’s SIDNE® to help do the job.
James McCulley of McCulley Family Racing in Pine Hill, New Jersey, spent 59 years in car racing. Since he’s built many racecars and investigated crashes, he knows all about safety and what can go wrong behind the wheel.
Mina Farag works for the Children’s Hospital L.A. in its trauma program. While much of the trauma program is concerned with passenger safety for young children, Farag’s programs deal with middle- and high-school youth.
Like many communities within a rural setting, Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, has some partying teens. Students believe that good times lie in alcohol and marijuana use. And when teens party, impaired driving isn’t far behind. That’s why the Fatal Vision® Marijuana Simulation Experience Kit helps educate Alberta youth.
Charles Hodges has made a career out of serving the people of Midland and West Texas. The organization he heads up, Stop DWI, Inc., offers educational programs to help stop impaired driving. Hodges counts on the impact of Innocorp products to make a long-lasting impression on the young people he serves.