Traffic Safety

 

 

 

 

TRAFFIC SAFETY 

Making an IMPACT in Lucas County

 

The goal of the Traffic Safety Program is to reduce deaths, injuries, and costs associated with motor vehicle crashes. Education, enforcement, and engineering are the key components in achieving the program’s goal. Increasing seat belt usage and reducing alcohol-related crashes are priorities every year along with senior driver safety, reducing heavy truck crashes and reducing underage access to alcohol.

The Traffic Safety Program is funded by federal grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation through the National Highway Safety Administration and Ohio Department of Public Safety. 

 

Traffic Safety Program Coordinator
Jamie Blazevich
Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West
4955 Seaman Road
Oregon OH 43616
Telephone: 419.698.4049
Email: jblazevich@esclakeeriewest.org

 

Administrative Services Consultant
Robert Pfefferle​
​Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West
2275 Collingwood Blvd.
Toledo, OH 43620
Telephone: 419.246.3083

 

 

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The Lucas County Traffic Safety Program of ESC Lake Erie West

can provide two interactive Assemblies to schools that

focuses on “Driver Safety & Traffic Awareness.”  


 

Costs range from $3,000 - $4,000 

However a limited number of presentations will be offered to schools at

NO COST and will be based on a “First come, First served” basis 

 

Click on each program for more information

 

1.)  Thinkfast Interactive

2.)  Cinema Drive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ThinkFast Interactive

 

ThinkFast Interactive

 

Our ThinkFast Interactive is a experiential team building, and awareness program that appeals to all ages with its professionally designed production set, sound system, music videos, and informative and engaging awareness trivia.  

ThinkFast Interactive employs active and experiential learning that provides participants with memory hooks to promote retention and retrieval. Our exclusive content concept moves between memory hook questions that relate to popular culture and awareness content questions to maintain participant attention. The number one way to trigger memory recall is by emotional association.

The program provides a “clue” or stimulus that triggers an emotion, then partners these emotions with factual information. Further our program employs multiple forms of visual games to involve limbic functioning as well as visual memory. This type of learning activity is the mental counterpart to memory, and makes learning a fun, enthusiastic, and challenging experience. While students may not remember every single fact presented, the overall effect is that a positive emotional feeling is associated with knowing critical safety information, and attitudes are shifted towards valuing personal safety and promoting the safety of others.

 

For more information on Thinkfast Interactive click here

 

ThinkFast Interactive from Jaisen John on Vimeo.

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Cinema Drive

 

Cinema Drive

 

Cinema Drive the most sophisticated 3D multi-sensory interactive, safe driving experience to have at your school. You do not need to do anything. It will be executed through a team of experts who will arrive to your school's auditorium 2 hrs. prior to the first show with all the needed equipment including a 3D projector, Special 3D screen, surround sound system, interactive remote unit and 3D glasses for each student. 

 

Cinema Drive can show up to 200 students each time and can screen multiple shows during the same day to cover as many students as needed. After running this experience in front of 500,000 students, at least 18% of your students who are at risk in your school will change their intention to behave on the roads after viewing this experience.

 

The good news is that this experience is not a one-time event. At the end of the screening all students will be invited to download an amazing app with cool incentives, to play a 3 week game that will make ensure the messages are well accepted.

 

What is Cinema Drive?

 

 

 

Listen to what students in Ohio have to say about Cinema Drive. 

 

 

http://lifechangingex.org/


 

 

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 Seat belts are the single most effective safety technology in the history of the automobile.

A NHTSA study of lives saved by vehicle technologies found that, between 1960 and 2012, seat belts saved more lives—329,715, to be exact—than all other vehicle technologies combined, including air bags, energy-absorbing steering assemblies, and electronic stability control.

Of course, seat belts have been available much longer than many of the other safety features the study reviewed.

But they remain your first line of defense in a crash and your first step toward safer driving.

 

We provide Distracted Driving Presentations to schools, organizations and companies.  We partnered with EndDD and Jamie is a certified presenter with the organization.  The presentation is approximately an hour, however it can be tailored to meet your needs and/or time frame. The interactive presentation includes videos, audience participation as well as information on the cognitive function of the brain and how it relates to distracted driving.  

 

Interested in scheduling a presentation and/or receiving more information?  

 

Contact Jamie at 419-698-4049 or click on her email found here:  jblazevich@esclakeeriewest.org

 

 

 

 

 

 


"How do we stop from texting and driving?"

 

Click here for a printable PDF of the above document. 

 


Take the Pledge Not to Text and Drive

 

Did you know?

 

Those who text and drive are 23x more likely to be involved in a car accident!

 

Take the pledge now by visiting:  www.itcanwait.com/pledge

 

 


For more information about Distracted Driving visit:  http://www.distraction.gov/

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

 

 


 

Going out after work?  Going to a party or out to the bars?

Be Responsible and Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

 


Be A Hero!

 

 

 

MOTORCYCLE AWARENESS

 

 

  • During Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in May - and during the rest of the year - drivers of all other vehicles and all road users are reminded to safely "share the road" with motorcyclists, and to be extra alert to help keep motorcyclists safe.
     
  • Road users should never drive, bike, or walk while distracted.  Doing so can result in tragic consequences for all on the road, including motorcyclists.
     
  • A motorcyclist has the same rights, privileges, and responsibilities as any other motorist on the roadway.
     
  • Allow a motorcyclist a full lane width. Though it may seem as if there is enough room in a single lane for a motor vehicle and a motorcycle, looks can be deceiving. Do not share the lane: a motorcyclist needs room to maneuver safely.  
     
  • Because motorcycles are smaller than most vehicles, they can be difficult to see. Their size can also cause other drivers to misjudge their speed and distance.
     
  • Size also counts against motorcycles when it comes to blind spots. Motorcyclists can be easily hidden in a vehicle’s blind spot. Always look for motorcycles by checking your mirrors and blind spots before switching to another lane of traffic.
     
  • Always signal your intentions before changing lanes or merging with traffic. This allows motorcyclists to anticipate your movement and find a safe lane position.
     
  • Don’t be fooled by a flashing turn signal on a motorcycle—it may not be self-canceling and the motorcyclist may have forgotten to turn it off. Wait to be sure the rider is going to turn before you proceed.
  • Allow more follow distance – three or four seconds – when following a motorcycle; this gives the motorcycle rider more time to maneuver or stop in an emergency. Motorcycle riders may suddenly need to change speed or adjust lane position to avoid hazards such as potholes, gravel, wet or slippery surfaces, pavement seams, railroad crossings, and grooved pavement.

 


Helmet Use

Use of DOT-compliant motorcycle helmets decreased to 60 percent in 2012, down from 66 percent in 2011, based on the National Occupant Protection Use Survey (NOPUS). The decrease was most significant among motorcycle passengers, decreasing from 64 percent in 2011 to 46 percent in 2012.  In 2012, 41 percent of fatally injured motorcycle riders and 53 percent of fatally injured motorcycle passengers were not wearing helmets at the time of the crash.


For more information about Motorcycle Safety through the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West visit:  Motorcycle Safety

 

For a list of Motorcycle Classes visit:  ODPS - Motorcycle Ohio

According to a study from AAA, distraction was a factor for 60% of teen crashes; including 89% of road-departure crashes and 75% of rear-end crashes. Students are afraid (fearful) at what they are missing out on in their social circles and/or on social media while driving. This thought process causes them to check social media outlets and text their friends, while driving, to avoid that fear. That thought process and behavior is what leads to distracted driving!

That is why we need to take a stand and FIGHT FOMO!

 

 

CHS VS FOMO Article

 

CHS VS FOMO DECA Presentation

 

 

 

2016 Annual Report

 

 

FIGHT FOMO

According to a study from AAA, distraction was a factor for 60% of teen crashes; including 89% of road-departure crashes and 75% of rear-end crashes. Students are afraid (fearful) at what they are missing out on in their social circles and/or on social media while driving. This thought process causes them to check social media outlets and text their friends, while driving, to avoid that fear. That thought process and behavior is what leads to distracted driving!

That is why we need to take a stand and FIGHT FOMO!


 

 

 

 

Celebrating Anytime Soon?! 

 

Put safety before the party/celebration and always designate a non-drinking driver BEFORE

the celebration begins to ensure everyone arrives home safely.

 

Hosting parties responsibly by offering mocktails and other non-alcoholic beverages,

and by providing alternate transportation or accommodations for guests who have been drinking.

 

Get more safe party tips at safeparty.

 

 

 

 

Traffic Safety Campaigns

 

Coalition Members
 


 

Captain Don Atkinson
Lucas County Sheriff’s Office

Zandra Anthony
University of Toledo Medical Center, Trauma Department

Deb Chany
Sylvania Community Action Team

Frank Arvay, LEL
Ohio Traffic Safety Office

Mary Bell
Sylvania Township Police Department

Christine Davis
St. Charles Hospital Trauma Department

Sgt. Ed Depinet
Oregon Police Department

Tom Dorn
AARP

Don Draper
Safety Director, Mizar Motors and Heidtman Steel

Lt. Hank Everitt
Oregon Police Department

Kristen Gardner
Toledo Hospital

Dave Goodman
AARP

Terry Kirkham
Pro Medica Trauma Services

Nicole Knepper
Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center Trauma Department

Lt. Matt Luettke
Lucas County Sheriff’s Office

Sgt. Danilynn Miller
Sylvania Police Department

Deanna Montanaro
University of Toledo

Kenan Mylander
Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Trauma Dept.

Kelly O’Riordan
Toledo Children’s Hospital

Lt. Shaun Robinson
State Highway Patrol

Chris Schultz
Mercy St. Vincent Life Flight

Sara Seegert
Toledo Hospital Trauma Services

Mike Stock
ABATE of Ohio

Gary Stookey, P.E.
City of Toledo Transportation

Sgt. Tim Stratton
Maumee Police Department

Lt. Jeff Sulewski
Toledo Police Department

Deputy Rob Sweeney
Lucas County Sheriff’s Office

Gina Veres
Toledo Children’s Hospital Outreach Department

Chris Waterfield
ODOT District 2

Sgt. Clarence Whalen
Sylvania Township Police Department

Charles Williams
University of Toledo

Kelvin Williams
Ohio Traffic Safety Office

 

 

 

 Lucas County Operating Vehicles Intoxicated (OVI) Task Force

The OVI Task Force conducts checkpoints in Lucas County, which are paid for through the

OVI Task Force Grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

 


Injury Data Review Committee 

This committee reviews the crashes that involved injuries that occurred in Lucas County

between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017.    

 


Fatal Crash Data Review Committee

This committee reviews the fatal crashes and fatalities that occurred in Lucas County

between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017.    

 

 

 

If you would like to be part of the Traffic Safety Coalition, contact:

 

Jamie Blazevich

Traffic Safety Program Coordinator
Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West
4955 Seaman Road
Oregon OH 43616
Telephone: 419.698.4049
Email: jblazevich@esclakeeriewest.org

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Walleye Hockey and Mud Hen Baseball Games

 

 

 What:  Join us as we will be bringing awareness about the importance of

Traffic Safety at Walleye Games and Mud Hen's Baseball Games!  

 

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Interested in having Lucas County Traffic Safety Present at your
School, Group, Organization or Company?

 

Contact us!

 

Traffic Safety Program Coordinator

Jamie Blazevich

Telephone: 419.698.4049

Email: jblazevich@esclakeeriewest.org

 

 

 

For more information about End Distracted Driving - Click Here

 

 

 

 

Join Alpha Kappa Psi, Lucas County Traffic Safety, The University of Toledo's Police Department, ATOD Committee and The University of Toledo Medical Center as we take on our third annual event on substance abuse on

 

October 25, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

at The University of Toledo's Student Union

 

You will have the chance to experience the ROTC carts, enjoy some free food,

and enter into a raffle for some amazing prizes!

 

Join us on Facebook:  be-WISE-er

 

 

Do You have FOMO?


Be Hero

 

 


A Text Changed HIS Life!

 

AT&T - Fletcher Cleaves from Miles Jay on Vimeo.

 


2016 Click It Or Ticket Campaign Video

 

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It Affects YOU!

The below video was produced by individuals in Clay High School's VCOM class.

 This video won them 2nd place at the Business Professionals of America (BPA) State competition

and will travel to National Competition in May.

 

 

 

 

Take the Pledge Not to Text and Drive

 

Tell family and friends to text: WAIT LucasCountyTrafficSafety to 50555   (Include the WAIT and space before LucasCountyTrafficSafety)  

From now through October 31st, tell friends and family to text WAIT (then a space) LucasCountyTrafficSafety to 50555. Each text will count as a pledge, and at the end of the contest, the team that has generated the most pledges to not drive distracted will be awarded with the AT&T It Can Wait Virtual Reality Simulator for a day, or awarded the opportunity to recommend a non-profit with a safe driving program to receive a $5,000 donation from AT&T.

 

 

Help us win $5,000 from AT&T - Join the fight to end distracted driving! Text WAIT LucasCountyTrafficSafety to 50555 to take the pledge.
Make sure you include the WAIT (include the space) then LucasCountyTrafficSafety! #itcanwait

 

 

Those who text and drive are 23x more likely to be involved in a car accident!

 

Take the pledge now by visiting:  www.itcanwait.com/pledge

 

 

 

 

 


2017 Annual Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over

 

 

 

Channel 11 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Kick Off Press Event Coverage

 


Lucas County Takes An Aggressive Approach to Limit Texting and Driving

 

 

The Toledo Blade Coverage 

 

Channel 13 coverage  

 

Channel 11 Coverage


Channel 24 Coverage


 


"Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" This 4th of July Weekend

 

4th of July Press Release

 


 

 

 

 

 


The Fight Against Distracted Driving

The Fight Against Distracted Driving

 

 


Motorcycle Safety Awareness 2017

 

13 ABC News Coverage

Toledo Blade Article

11 WTOL News Coverage

Toledo Blade Highlight Article


Basics of Pedestrian Safety

Holiday Safety Urged As Fatal Crashes Rise


Basics Of Pedestrian Safety


Clay High School VS FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)

 

CHS VS FOMO


Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving — Holiday Edition

 

Authorities to target DUIs over holidays -

 

The Toledo Blade Article

Channel 11 Coverage

 

 

 


Don't Be A Turkey This Thanksgiving;
Seat Belts And Sober Driving Are Main Ingredients To A Safe Holiday  

 

Black Wednesday/Thanksgiving Press Release

 


 

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Press Event Coverage

 

DSGPO Press Event Video

 

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Press Release - 3rd Quarter Fatal Crash Update

 

Press Release

 


Media Coverage for "Stay Alive Don't Text and Drive"


Channel 24 Media Coverage


Media coverage for Click it or Ticket Campaign Kick-off Event

 

Channel 24 Click It Or Ticket Video

 

Click It Or Ticket Safe Communities Kick-off Event Picture Video

 

Tween Seat Belt Safety—It’s Non-Negotiable

 


Media coverage for Motorcycle Safety Awareness Kick off 

 

Channel 11 WTOL Motorcycle Safety Awareness Article

 

Channel 24 NBC Motorcycle Safety Awareness Video


Media Coverage for Prom/Graduation Season Activities

 

Toledo Blade "Ghost Out Day" Article

 

 

 

Traffic Safety Program Coordinator
Jamie Blazevich
Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West
4955 Seaman Road
Oregon OH 43616
Telephone: 419.698.4049
Email: jblazevich@esclakeeriewest.org

 

Administrative Services Consultant
Robert Pfefferle​
​Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West
2275 Collingwood Blvd.
Toledo, OH 43620
Telephone: 419.246.3083

 

 

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Bringing Awareness to Traffic Safety Topics and Having FUN!

 

 

 

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