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The following Videos Are Available Through the Ohio Department of Public Safety

AIRBAGS

Airbags: Today and TomorrowProduced by Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety, Inc., and distributed in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2002, 15 min.
A young family at an amusement park takes a virtual reality ride that demonstrates the use of airbags. The host of the ride and his animated partner,
Delta V, explain in simple terms how airbags work and how to achieve the maximum safety benefits from airbags.
The family learns about airbag contact injuries and why it is important for adults, children and infants to be properly positioned and restrained.
The reality ride also demonstrates how present-day airbags are developing into advanced and side-impact technologies. Most importantly, the family learns that airbags are supplemental restraint systems and that only safety belts reduce the chance of injury in all types of crashes.

The Back Is Where It’s At! Featuring Bill Nye, The Science GuyProduced by the Chrysler Corporation, 20 min.
This video features Bill Nye, the Science Guy, who explains and demonstrates the positive affects of using factory-installed safety belts and airbags. Using humor, young demonstrators, and on-location shooting, he keeps the audience attention in a fast-paced monologue on safety restraints.
This 20-minute video rolls by quickly because it’s interesting and the audience will learn as they are entertained. Excellent for a post-classroom discussion. Suitable for all audiences.


ALCOHOL

AngieProduced by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, ©2005, 11 minutes
Seventeen-year-old Angie has just died in an alcohol-related traffic crash. She narrates this short film from beyond the grave, retracing her steps to show how she was killed. This film uses drama, special effects, and even a bit of comedy to serve as a warning to teenagers about the dangers of driving under the influence. The film also covers other subjects including excessive speed, safety belt use and peer pressure.

Options to LiveProduced by Highway Safety Films, Inc., 25 min.

Signal 30Produced by the Ohio Department of Highway Safety (now the Ohio Department of Public Safety), 22 min.
The automobiles look old and the commentator’s voice is delivered with an ominous monotone, but the words still have the same meaning as today. Traffic laws addressing speeding and the use of alcohol. The crash scenes are stomach turning and graphic, and anyone who views this tape will experience an unforgettable sensation; watching and listening to death, the screams of the seriously injured, the loading of a body bag. It’s the highway of death like you probably won’t see again.
Yes, these are old but actual films of fatal crashes, taken on-the-scene and many before any emergency medical help arrives. Every scene shows the grizzly results of speed and alcohol mixed with driving.  At first, it may seem cruel, cold and harsh to make someone watch this tape, but is there a better lesson on carelessness? Warn the audience, and then watch their reaction to carnage on the highway. It’s a very powerful message. Painful to watch but absolutely unforgettable and perhaps an indelible message for all drivers to hear.

Signal 30 Part II: Tragedy & Hope Produced by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, 2002, 20 min.
Produced nearly 50 years ago, Signal 30, is still in demand for viewing by organizations such as driver education schools, safety groups, high schools and others.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol shot most of the original video, on-the-scene and up close. The tragedy is in the terrible crashes that took the lives of many, and seriously injured others, and caused an abundance of grieving. The hope is in the preventive measures that all of us can take to help avoid such catastrophes.
These images are graphic as well as heartbreaking. Families and loved ones separated forever because of tragic automobile crashes. They bring the message home quickly on safe driving habits like always buckling your safety belt, observing speed limits, and especially about not drinking and driving. It's real-life - nothing staged here. Several crashes scenes are viewed and reviewed. You are there for each crash. There's no turning back. The video includes an interview with a surviving twin sister whose sibling was killed in a car crash not far from her home.
Signal 30 Part II: Tragedy & Hope is not only difficult to watch, but powerful when digested. There's a warning to the audience at the beginning and some startling statistics from former Ohio State Highway Patrol Superintendent Colonel Kenneth L. Morckel (now Director of Public Safety).

Split VisionProduced by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, 2002, 18 min.
The Ohio Department of Public Safety’s None for Under 21 theme is further explored in a new video titled "Split Vision." The video deals with the problem of underage drinking in a fresh and intriguing way as high school senior Al Carroll struggles with his memories of a DUI incident and how it affected his family and friends.

Wheels of TragedyProduced by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, 28 min.
It’s 1963 and you’re traveling with the Ohio State Highway Patrol on a routine day of patrol that turns out to be anything but routine. Careless driving results in tragic deaths and graphic scenes for the audience to contemplate.
This video may be dated, but it still presents a powerful message and it is a popularly requested video in spite of its age. An eye-opener.

Gray NightProduced by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, 1998, 20 min.
A car crash involving alcohol takes the life of the driver. This video follows a highway patrol trooper and his investigation of the crash, eventually finding the cause of the crash. The end result: an adult is charged with furnishing alcohol to juveniles is prosecuted and sentenced to jail for contributing to the fatal crash. All the lives affected by this poor judgment are examined closely.

Highways of AgonyProduced by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, 1969, 20 min.
This is a most disturbing video, but it’s supposed to be. It’s old but still powerful and extremely graphic. Warn your audience. The message is strong. The opening screen sets the pace: "Due to the graphic nature of this video it is not recommended for children under the age of 14."
Immediately, it begins with bloody torturous images of death and injury on the highways of Ohio. Yes, it has been many years since the films were taken but the impact is tremendous. In fact, it might be pointed out that this was an era when few automobiles had any kind of restraint device installed, so consequently, many drivers and/or passengers were ejected in the course of a crash. Many safety features that are now standard equipment on most cars were non-existent.
An ambulance was slow to arrive and there were no paramedics or emergency medical personnel standing by to be called into action. Crash victims often died before any medical help arrived, and many crashes were caused by excess speed and the use of alcohol which resulted in horrific crashes that killed and maimed.
We’ve come a long way with many improvements in safety features for automobiles, safety awareness programs, better highways and roads, and added law enforcement. However, there is still death and injury on our roadways and this film-to-video brings the message home in dramatic fashion.

Mechanized DeathProduced by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, 1961, 28 min.
Produced in 1961, this video is from an old film of unnecessary tragedies that occurred because the drivers made bad decisions. From a genre of films that are dated but still very impacting with the message to drivers of all ages.  It’s real pain, and there are no words for pain. It’s still spell-binding. Warn your audience, the message is powerful.


BICYCLE HELMETS & SAFETY

Wide World of Neighborhood SportsProduced by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, 15 min.
Developed for the Ohio Trauma Nurses Association, this breezy, fast-paced news style film includes mostly youngsters in the roles of adult news broadcasters. The "kids" are on location doing interviews with other "kids" and talking about safety belt usage, swimming, bicycling, etc. All those neighborhood sports. The "kids" are good and they’ll certainly retain the attention of other kids, but adults will appreciate this tape as well. This film is pertinent, useful and very spontaneous.

Along for the Ride: Safer Bicycling for Everyone Produced by Scherer, Sutherland & Associates for Global Exchange, Inc., and a cooperative effort of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Highway Administration, 18 min.
Professional advice on bicycling from professionals who demonstrate what they know. Lots of sound pointers given in an informal interview style. "Your safety and the safety of others," is the most important message given here. The people Involved in this video have many thousands of bicycling miles experience and pass it along in an easy-going manner to the audience.

Be Headsmart – It’s Time to StartProduced by the National Head Injury Foundation, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 18 min.
Bicycles, crashes and the consequences of not wearing a helmet are all illustrated here in a fast-paced film that deals with teens, friends and peer pressure.  In the opening scene, a crash involving two bicycles and an automobile lands one teenager in a hospital emergency room with a serious head injury. His parents and friends come to the hospital.  The parents are decidedly upset and worried not knowing just how serious the injuries are to their son. In the meantime, his friends who are gathered at the hospital are waiting to learn is condition.
Bicycle helmets and why they are so important comes through in the cautious banter the teens engage in. One non-believer and skeptic soon comes around to what should have been clear all along: Approved safety helmets help prevent injuries and death in bicycle crashes. The tape also features depictions of real-life crashes, and explained by those who actually went through it and survived; yet with serious injuries and changes lasting a lifetime.

Ride Smart: It’s Time to StartProduced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2002, 8:55 min.
Young people talking about bicycle safety. This fast-paced videos uses real-life examples, computer graphics, and peer-pressure to educate other young people about bicycle safety.  The importance of wearing bicycle helmets that not only fit proper but are safety approved. They do prevent brain and head injuries as shown in some pretty enlightening demonstrations. How to purchase helmets and to make sure they fit properly are all explained. A group of teens that will click with any age group but especially with young bicycle riders. By the time this video is over all the young riders will think it’s cool to wear a safety helmet, and their parents will agree.

Bike Safe. Bike Smart.Produced by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2004, 9 min.
This entertaining, yet instructional, bicycle safety video uses a visually stimulating, peer-to-peer approach to teach elementary and middle school audiences how to Bike Safe. Bike Smart. Viewers will learn essential information about the rules of the road, signaling, riding at night, safe riding practices, and risky behaviors they should avoid. Tips for purchasing and correctly fitting a bicycle helmet are also included. The information in this video builds on the successful Ride Smart: It's Time to Start bicycle safety video (also available from our catalog), which focuses on correct use of bicycle helmets.


BUS SAFETY

The Bus and Us: All About School Bus SafetyProduced by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, 6:42 min.
A day in the life of a young student who is well-versed in the do’s and don’ts of school bus safety, and who wants to pass on the good information to others, including his mother. As he prepares to go to school on the "bus" he shows his mother how much he has learned about school bus safety. Mom listens and learns. A lighter approach to school bus safety information. Good for all ages.


CHILD RESTRAINTS

Safety Seat PeteProduced by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, 2004, 10 min.
"Safety Seat Pete" follows a young mother who doesn't know how to use child safety seats. Enter Safety Seat Pete, who teaches her about proper child restraint. He does so in a whimsical manner, not unlike that of a popular children's storybook character. Adults can also enjoy "Safety Seat Pete." Done all in rhyme, this film aims to increase awareness and usage of child safety seats in a way that is not just educational, but fun.

Protecting Your NewbornProduced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1997, 26 min.
The video is a great primer for parents of newborn and infant children and how to protect them, especially with respect to traveling in automobiles and vehicles. The video will, among other things, help these parents to choose the right child restraint for their automobile. Also, helpful tips on developing good parenting skills and more on home safety issues


COURT & JUDGE ISSUES

Beyond the BenchProduced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1996, 16:37 min.
The important role that judges play in the enforcement of impaired driving laws and helping to reduce juvenile DUI and alcohol violations is examined closely in this video.  Educational programs within the communities dealing with youth and alcohol issues are stressed using real-life judges and their personal experiences.
Drug and alcohol use, law enforcement on these youth issues, evaluating treatment programs, developing community-based plans and coalitions, and accessing existing resources are all examined here. Judges explain how they and other judges can increase the impact these programs have.


DRIVER LICENSE ISSUES

Ohio’s License Plate ProgramProduced by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, 1999, 23 min.
A complete history of the license plate program in Ohio is presented in this video, with a detailed evolution of the license plate from early registration of a few motor vehicles to the most modern registration and equipment process of today. A visit to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles and an interview with the Registrar of Ohio are included and special plates such as veteran’s and handicapped platesare explained along with the procedures for obtaining these plates. The history is interesting and the information is valuable.


EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Before the StormProduced by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, 25 min.
This film examines the four aspects of emergency management: preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation. Many recent disasters such as flooding in southern Ohio, a tornado in Xenia and the riot at the Lucasville Penitentiary are examined.


EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

Emergency Response – Your Safety FirstProduced by the Washington Ohio Lifesaver and Cardinal Media, © 2002 OLI
Aimed specifically at first responders such as law enforcement and emergency medical services, this video demonstrates pertinent safety factors with respect to railroad crossings, and testimonials from professionals in responding to emergencies. It also examines the dangers involved when events are taken for granted.
This video shows how performing a vital community service also means taking every safety precaution that will assure the mission is accomplished, a reminder that "your safety comes first" when answering an emergency call. A film for first responders by first responders and railroad professionals.


HOMELAND SECURITY

Personal Protective Equipment Awareness Level Training Produced by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, 2003, 3 hrs.
There are two detailed videos included in this training packet and complete guide to personal protection equipment designed specifically for first responder agencies (Fire – Health Care – Law Enforcement – Public Works).

Developed by the State of Ohio Security Task Force, these materials will help the first responder and provide a safeguard in the event of a chemical or biological disaster or event, and to provide protection if they are assigned duties during such events.
Included in the training packet are: Awareness level training video (two videos, 90 min. each) – Ohio Hazmat & WMD Awareness Manual – North American Emergency Response Guidebook – Department of Transportation Chart 12 (hazardous materials, marking, labeling and placarding guide).
If you are a first responder agency, you can order a packet with these videos and support materials online at the Ohio Homeland Security Web site at www.homelandsecurity.ohio.gov. Copies of the materials can also be made. PDF files of all of the printed materials is also available from the Ohio Homeland Security Web site.

Suspicious Mail Handling TrainingProduced by the Ohio Department of Public Safety and the State of Ohio Security Task Force in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Health, 8 min.
Do you handle mail or packages in your business or organization? Can you recognize a suspicious package? Would you know what to do if you did? These and other questions are answered in this training video developed by the State of Ohio Security Task Force.
Anthrax, what it is, and how to guard against it is the main topic as this infectious disease is explained, with tips for avoiding or combating Anthrax delivered via mail. Tampered mail and bio-terrorism is unfortunately a subject everyone needs to be aware of, especially if handling mail on a daily basis. Mail is dirty just like money, and although incidents of tampered mail are rare, this video explains what to do if it occurs in your workplace, business or organization.

Threat Assessment for Envelopes and PackagesProduced by the Ohio Department of Public Safety for the State of Ohio Security Task Force, 8 min.
Introduced by former Lt. Governor Maureen O’Connor, this video examines mail handling, sorting and distribution in light of the events of September 11, 2001 in New York, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania.
An in-depth conference held at the ODPS headquarters in Columbus details step-by-step guidelines for mail handlers and safety tips to guard against terrorist threats.

 

LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING

Your Vest Won't Stop This Bullet Produced by the Ohio State Highway Patrol Audio Visual Studio, © 2005 International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Developed and produced in a cooperative effort by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol, this roll call video demonstrates in dramatic footage the imminent dangers for law enforcement officers during traffic stops. A guide for safer traffic stops, this video illustrates the dangerous situations involved, using actual in-car video. Law enforcement officers are four times more likely than other drivers to be involved in crashes. More officers in the United States have died accidentally than have been killed feloniously each year since 1998. the video is intended to help reduce the perils of traffic stops and roadside contacts by heightening the law enforcement officer’s awareness while conducting those stops.

Senate Bill 8
This presentation was produced by the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Buckeye State Sheriff's Association to provide law enforcement officers throughout Ohio with new information contained in Senate Bill 8 so they understand how this new legislation should be enforced.
Senate Bill 8 goes into effect on August 17, 2006. This landmark legislation was signed by Governor Taft on May 11, 2006 and establishes per se limits of illicit and illegal drugs of abuse that are to be used when determining if someone is driving under the influence of drugs. The bill also expands current OVI laws to include a definition of drugs of abuse and these per se limits.

 

MATURE DRIVERS

Mature Driver (Safe Driving Skills)Produced by Ohio Department of Public Safety, 2001, 8 min.
This film addresses a dramatically increasing segment of today’s society: mature drivers. Mature drivers, 70-plus years of age need to take special precautions even for day-to-day driving situations. This film explores many of the seeming phenomena older drivers face on the roadways and highways. Being honest with yourself about any physical shortcomings is one of the most important issues addressed. Making sure your automobile and equipment is in good working order, recognizing and heeding traffic signs and signals, and being aware of the many potential hazards are all pointed out in this easy to understand and direct approach aimed at those senior citizens who still drive and enjoy it.
Any audience can appreciate this film, even those younger drivers who should be aware that there are many mature drivers trying to merge with those whose schedules are more detailed and time-oriented. It’s important to keep in mind that many senior drivers never had to take a drivers test and many have not had to take renewal tests because the law doesn’t require periodic testing unless there is a cause.
If an older driver is involved in a crash or is cited for an infraction, and there is evidence that they should be tested for skills, the arresting law enforcement officer can note that and they will be required to do so. This doesn’t happen often, so therefore, there are some older drivers who may be a danger to themselves and others by continuing to operate a motor vehicle. However, most mature drivers recognize their skill limits, adjust accordingly and sometimes voluntarily remove themselves from the driving community.

MOTORCYCLE TRAINING

Motorcycle Rider Course: Riding and Street SkillsProduced by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, 2 hrs.
A complete motorcycle rider training course, this video covers all the bases for developing safe motorcycle riding skills.  Developed and produced by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, the video addresses: controls, basic riding skills, street strategies, advanced turning and braking, and special situations.  Over 85 minutes of motorcycle skills training from the experts.


ROAD RAGE

Speed & Aggression produced by the National Road Safety Foundation, Inc., 2005, 11:39 minutes
A highly publicized case of first impression in Oceanside, New York. Surviving drag racer, Kevin Hart, was held liable for the deaths of fellow drag racer, Michael Vasipolli and innocent victim, Glenn Jacofsky. He was convicted of manslaughter. This in-depth documentary examines the tragic results of speed and aggression on the roadways, personal responsibility, unintended consequences, recognizing clues of escalating risk and how to intervene in personal situations connected to driving. This DVD is also loaded with extras, including how to deal with anger/stress while driving.

Streets of Fury: Road Rage in OhioProduced by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, 2001, 18 min.
Bad drivers have been around since automobiles were invented, but "road rage" as it has now been coined is a recent phenomenon that involves irrational behavior while operating a motor vehicle. Tailgating, cutting another vehicle off too quickly, obscene gestures, and other activity can trigger road rage activity. Persons operating motor vehicles when they are angry cause these dangerous situations to evolve.
Several examples, based on real-life situations, filmed on location, illustrate the volatile nature of this irresponsible driving. The main thrust of this video is that we all drive a large deadly weapon, and we have to be defensive in our day-to-day-driving and take a proactive approach with other drivers to avoid dangerous encounters.


SAFETY BELTS

Buckle UpProduced by the Ohio Department of Public Safety,2006, 6:30 min.
In this rap/hip hop video, a very unusual teacher demonstrates to his class the benefits of “buckling up.” The enlightened students get the message!

WalkawayProduced by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, 2004, 30 min.
Jason Munn finds himself the sole survivor of a tragic car crash. In the following days, he searches for an answer to the question – “Why did I survive?” This film teaches the importance of safety belt use and stresses driver attention and responsibility.Audience: teens, adults.

Buckle Up CrittersProduced by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, 1993, 10 min.
This is a video for the little people (very young). They will enjoy the interactive play with the Safety Belt Critters who come to life to send a musical message to the children to buckle up.

It’s Time to Make Unbuckled Unacceptable in AmericaProduced by the Air Bag Safety Campaign in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 9 min.
This tape introduces a recent testimonial on wearing safety belts from an emergency medical services technician who lost her son in a car crash. While responding to an emergency in the course of her duties, she came upon a crash scene and was about to treat one of the victims when she realized it was her son.
The rest of the video solidifies arguments in favor of primary enforcement of safety belt laws throughout the United States, and includes a debunking the of the harassment myth.  The overall costs of crashes each year with respect to those who do not wear safety belts is staggering. Many believe education is not enough, and many legislatures are moving to make primary enforcement (law enforcement can stop and cite a driver specifically for not being buckled up) the law in their state.


SLOW-MOVING VEHICLES

Keeping Amish Country Safe: Sharing the RoadwaysProduced by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, 1999, 14 min.
Filmed on location in rural Ohio Amish country, this video addresses an increasingly dangerous situation: more and more people visiting many scenic Amish countryside counties coming as tourists and consumers. This creates the merging of high-powered vehicles on rural roads with horses and
buggies -- a potentially hazardous situation.
Making traveling in these areas safer for everyone is the message here. The video also looks at ways the Amish can help protect themselves against the dangers of sharing the road with automobiles, including internationally recognized safety markers for buggies. Buggy owner/operators can now help protect their slow-moving vehicles and be recognized by motorists who might be unfamiliar with such sights. Community insight testimony is heard from Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers stationed in these areas, as well as county extension agents who work closely with the local Amish communities.

Sharing the Road with Slow-Moving VehiclesProduced by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, 1995, 9 min.
Safety tips on sharing the road with slow-moving vehicles. Like the title, this video offers safety tips on automobiles sharing the road with slow-moving vehicles and hazards all drivers face daily.


SPEED

Speed & Aggression produced by the National Road Safety Foundation, Inc., ©2005, 11:39 minutes
A highly publicized case of first impression in Oceanside, New York. Surviving drag racer, Kevin Hart, was held liable for the deaths of fellow drag racer, Michael Vasipolli and innocent victim, Glenn Jacofsky. He was convicted of manslaughter. This in-depth documentary examines the tragic results of speed and aggression on the roadways, personal responsibility, unintended consequences, recognizing clues of escalating risk and how to intervene in personal situations connected to driving. This DVD is also loaded with extras, including how to deal with anger/stress while driving.



TEEN DRIVING

Deadly Distractions produced by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, ©2007, 11 minutes
This video explores a whole new danger to today's young driver. Distracted driving, whether from talking on a cell phone, changing a CD, or flipping through radio stations, can be every bit as deadly as drunk or drugged driving.
In this fact-based story, 17-year-old Rhonda is giving a testimony on film about her experiences while driving distracted. She tells about receiving two birthday gifts: a new car and a cell phone. Aimed at young drivers, this DVD will show how tragedy can occur when these two devices are used carelessly.

Angie produced by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, ©2005, 11 minutes
Seventeen-year-old Angie has just died in an alcohol-related traffic crash. She narrates this short film from beyond the grave, retracing her steps to show how she was killed. This film uses drama, special effects, and even a bit of comedy to serve as a warning to teenagers about the dangers of driving under the influence. The film also covers other subjects including excessive speed, safety belt use and peer pressure.

Buckle Up for a Successful Season - The Josh Myers Story Ohio State Highway Patrol, © 2004, 12 minutes
A video documentary of a fatal crash involving former Triway High School (Wayne County) student Josh Myers. In the video, Josh and the Ohio State Highway Patrol recount the story of a May 28, 2002 crash in which Josh's cousin Miranda was killed. Not wearing her safety belt, she was in the back seat and ejected from the vehicle as it rolled during the crash.
The video is part of the Patrol's partnership with the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) and Buckle Up for a Successful Season. The program is a community-level traffic safety effort that involves all OSHP Posts and nearly every one of the OHSAA's 833 member high schools.
Buckle Up for a Successful Seasonstrongly emphasizes the fact that motor vehicle crashes involving Ohio teens are preventable. Far too many fatal and serious injury crashes are occurring on Ohio roadways, and many of these crashes involve inexperienced teen drivers. It also compels young people to think about the importance of wearing a safety belt as their best defense against injury or death resulting from a motor vehicle crash.

Buckle Up for a Successful Season - The Kristen Norris Story Ohio State Highway Patrol, © 2005
The Kristen Norris Story describes the tragedy and aftermath of a fatal crash, and speaks to the consequences of choices and how others are affected. Kristen was a passenger in a vehicle traveling over 100 mph when she was killed on Valentine's Day 2004 in Middletown. Following the 12-minute video, Kristen’s mother, Linda Barrett, speaks at a high school assembly about the impact bad decisions have on those left behind following a fatal crash.

Smart & SoberProduced and created by Hope Taft, First Lady of Ohio, © 2003, 24 min.
A reality show for teens. The devastating consequences of underage drinking and alcohol as part of a teenager's life is explored here in gripping testimonials from a diverse group of young people.
Actor Henry Winkler moderates the teens who talk candidly about their experiences with alcohol and drugs and how negatively it impacted their lives and future.
Many of these young boys and girls are trying to come back from the consequences of using alcohol and drugs. Some were directly influenced by their parents and peers to use alcohol and drugs, and some, including Rap Artist Bow Wow, say they stay away from drugs and alcohol, and strongly state their reasons.
A frank discussion group setting with real teenagers for a teen audience. It's now. It's important. It's informative.

What to Do When You’re Pulled OverProduced by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, 2002, 6 min.
Geared toward young and first-time drivers, this video is also an excellent primer for anyone who drives and is stopped by a law enforcement officer. It is important to know what a driver SHOULD do and SHOULD NOT do when being approached by a law enforcement officer.

Helpful Tips For Parents of Teen DriversProduced by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, 2001, 15 min.
The Millers are the parents of a teen driver who has passed his drivers test and now has a "license to drive." Boy, are they worried! The whimsical approach of this video helps illustrate what many parents must feel when their children reach driving age, when they begin to explore all the responsibilities that go with the privilege of driving an automobile. Flashbacks of crazy scenarios from the father and mother are zany but point out the many concerns every parent has in turning over the car keys to their young sons and daughters. There’s also some timely advice from a neighbor, "Mr. Denton" and "Police Officer Bill."

Out of the NightProduced by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, 1994, 17 min.
On a lonely country road in northern Ohio, four teenagers gather around an overturned automobile. What chain of events brought them here?
Through a series of flashbacks, they re-create the evening, bringing the evening to a chilling climax.
In a non-judgmental and realistic style with actual high school students, this video addresses many issues facing teens today, both on and off the road.


TRAINS AND RAILROAD CROSSINGS

Trains DVD #1 - Target Audiences
Includes the following videos:

  • Decide Smart, Arrive Safe ©2005, 18 minutes (replaces The Responsibility is Ours).
    Produced in cooperation with the pupil transportation industry and the U.S. Department of Transportation for Operation Lifesaver, Inc. the purpose of this video is to make school bus drivers aware of potential dangers that exist at highway-rail grade crossings, and steps to ensure their own safety as well as the safety of students in their care. Audience: school bus drivers, transportation and education directors, etc.
  • Your License or Your Life ©2000, 9:35 minutes
    Initially produced after a 1999 train/truck collision in Bourbannis, Illinois, working with the Federal Highway Administration and the American Trucking Association, this video explains new federal penalties for highway-rail grade crossing violation, including the loss of CDL for a minimum of 60 days or longer. Three members of the ATA's America Road Team narrate and participate in the video. Audience: professional truck drivers.
  • Emergency Response: Your Safety First ©2002, 10:30 minutes
    This video is designed to increase emergency responder safety around tracks and trains, expecially when crossing tracks in response to incidents. Audience: firefighters, ambulance drivers, emergency responders.
  • It's Your Call: Increasing Judicial Awareness of Highway-Rail Grade Safety ©2000, 11:40 minutes
    Designed to increase awareness of the judiciary's crucial role in reducing tragic incidents at highway-rail grade crossings and along railroad rights-of-way. Audience: judges, judiciary community.
  • Roll Call: Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety for Law Enforcement ©2000, 9:22 minutes
    This video takes a quick look at the life and death reasons for Operation Lifesavers longstanding and strong partnership with law enforcement and its importance at highway-rail grade crossings in communities. Audience: law enforcement.
  • Off Limits: Don't Get Caught Dead in Your Tracks ©2001, 20 minutes
    A trespass prevention video produced for Norfolk Southern Corporation which enacts four trespassing violations experienced by railroad engineers. Featured are teens who drink and fall asleep on the tracks, a hunter walking along a trestle who narrowly escapes tragedy, a teenage girl walking on the tracks and fails to hear a train coming because she's wearing earphones, and two young boys whose mini-bikes get stuck on the railroad tracks, and they jump clear just in time to avoid injury/death. Audience: middle school, adults.
  • Sleddin' - The Right Track ©1999, 12:30 minutes
    Targeted to snowmobile operators, this video graphically shows why it is unsafe and potentially lethal to operate a snowmobile on or near railroad tracks. Audience: snowmobile clubs, riders, equipment sales, etc.


Trains DVD #2 - General Audiences

Includes the following videos:

  • Sly Fox and Birdie 10 minutes
    A cartoon to entertain and educate young children.  This video teaches children to be extremely cautious around railroad tracks. 
    Audience: K-4th grade.
  • Tracks are for Trains, Not Kids ©2001, 8 minutes
    A teaching video produced by the Michigan Operation Lifesaver for elementary school students in which three young people and the narrator meet a railroad engineer, a conductor, police officers, and a school bus driver, all showing students why "Tracks Are For Trains – Not Kids.”
    Audience
    K-4th grade.
  • Die Hard if You're Dumb - Railroad Safety/Trespass Prevention Messages for Teens ©1998, 15 minutes
    Real teenagers helped research, write and produce this MTV-style video.  The video expresses awareness for this age group of the potential dangers around railroad tracks, crossings and yards.  Audience: Young people 13-17 years of age.
  • It’s Your Choice: Highway Rail-Grade Crossing Safety for Motorists ©2000, 9:25 minutes (replaces Paths of Thunder II )
    This video is designed to encourage safe behavior at highway-rail grade crossings and to discourage trespassing around railroad property and tracks.  Audience: Adult drivers, including professional crew drivers and pedestrians.
  • You Can Make a Difference, Too ©2005, 11:50 minutes
    An introduction to Operation Lifesaver used for retirement and orientation of new volunteers.  Also familiarizes community groups with OL.  Presenters from various professions, including firefighters, professional truck drivers, state police, light rail, school transportation and small business, are shown delivering the OL message to their peers.  A bilingual presenter addresses a community group in English and Spanish.  This video is officially included in OL’s Presenter training program.  Also used to introduce potential sponsors or other community partners with OL. Audience: Potential Operation Lifesaver Presenters, normally age 15 through retirement. 
  • Byron’s Last Day ©1999, Operation Lifesaver, Inc., 12 minutes
    A cast of high school students, along with several professional actors, reenact actual trespassing tragedies in an urban/suburban setting.
    Audience: Adults
  • David’s Run 15 minutes
    Strong message, dramatically illustrating hazards of trespassing on or vandalizing railroad property.  Audience: Upper elementary/middle school (grades 5-9).

Your License or Your Life: Truck Safety at Railroad CrossingsProduced by Operation Lifesaver with support from the U.S. Department of Transportation, CSX, Norfolk Southern and American Trucking Association, 2000, 9 min.
Produced by Operation Lifesaver and the American Trucking Association, this video is aimed at the nation’s truck drivers and explains federal penalties for grade crossing violations.
Three members of the ATA’s America’s Road Team, professional truck drivers with outstanding safety records, are the hosts and demonstrate what to do in many situations truck drivers will encounter. Several truck/train crashes are featured.

Operation Lifesaver is a national, non-profit education and awareness program dedicated to ending tragic collisions, fatalities and injuries at highway-rail grade crossings and on railroad rights of way. To accomplish its mission, Operation Lifesaver promotes 3 Es: Education, Enforcement, Engineering.

Emergency Response – Your Safety FirstProduced by the Washington Ohio Lifesaver and Cardinal Media © 2002 OLI
Aimed specifically at first responders such as law enforcement and emergency medical services, this video demonstrates pertinent safety factors with respect to railroad crossings, and testimonials from professionals in responding to emergencies. It also examines the dangers involved when events are taken for granted.
This video shows how performing a vital community service also means taking every safety precaution that will assure the mission is accomplished; a reminder that "your safety comes first" when answering an emergency call. A film for first responders by first responders and railroad professionals.

Staying Alert & AliveProduced by Operation Lifesaver through a grant from the Federal Railroad Administration, 12 min.
Look, listen and live!  Everything you need to know about trains and train safety, rail grade crossings and more. This video uses a blend of real-life situations and animated graphics to illustrate all the safety factors to take into consideration when confronting trains in an automobile. Dramatic demonstrations on what happens when motorists fail to respect the speed and power of trains, locomotives and moving box cars.


TRUCKING ISSUES

Sharing the Road Safely with Commercial Vehicles Produced by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and Roadway Express, Inc. © 2003
Most crashes are caused by driver error, and with more traffic on our roadways each day, the potential rises for traffic crashes. This video offers tips on how to share the road safely with other drivers, especially trucks.
Truck drivers are professionals and among the safest group of drivers. In fact, the driver at fault in crashes between passenger vehicles and trucks is almost always the passenger vehicle driver.

This video looks at the five main causes of car/truck crashes and offers tips on how to avoid these crashes as well as crashes with other vehicles. It also examines emergency reporting procedures and shows graphic footage of crashes due to driver error.
Speed, alcohol and other factors are explored by illustrating how being safety conscious and considerate of others can help reduce crashes, injuries and death on Ohio’s roadways.

Trucking and YouProduced by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, 15 min.
How to share the road with trucks is the premise of this tape, and even though it was filmed several years ago, the principles still apply and the audience will hardly notice the time frame.  Using a technique where the narrator is speaking to a driver, it takes him through a personal course of driving and driving with trucks. In the end he gets the message and so will the viewers.

Sharing The Road SafelyProduced by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, 2001, 10 min.
A step-by-step guide for carriers and truck drivers that covers the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations Guide and the Ohio Revised Code 2001 edition.

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