Information Geared towards Drug Abuse and Safe Driving
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 16, 2019) – In an effort to educate the public and promote safety in Kentucky communities, KSP is offering public education exhibits free of charge. These educational resources are made possible through corporate and government sponsorships, providing a visual reminder about the dangers behind drug abuse and risky driving behaviors. KSP has four exhibits meant to serve the people of Kentucky in an informative, interactive mobile way.
KSP Spokesman Sergeant Josh Lawson says these exhibits are a great tool to remind people of all ages how important it is to stay safe whether on the road or in daily life.
“The purpose of these displays is to provide a visual reminder about potential dangers on our roadways, whether it be impaired, distracted or aggressive driving,” says Lawson. “Additionally, news headlines are racked with stories about drug addiction. Our mobile substance abuse unit is an interactive way for our troopers to share these dangers and the real life impact that drugs have.”
Lawson says he hopes these exhibits will serve as a reminder to all that there are preventative measures everyone can take to safeguard their lives and the lives of others.
The Public Education Exhibits* that the Kentucky State Police have available for reservation include:
- Mobile Drug Education Unit – An interactive exhibit featuring 14 digital screens using modern technology to display information regarding the consequences of narcotic abuse.
- Roll Over Simulator – This unit demonstrates the dangers of what happens when a driver or passenger chooses not to wear a seat belt while driving or riding in a vehicle.
- Driving Simulator – This unit helps depict distracted driving to all ages. By sending text messages to the “operator” of the simulator, this exhibit showcases how unsafe distracted driving can be. It will also add other challenges such as driving in extreme weather conditions.
- Crash Trailer – Serves as a visual reminder to the harsh realities of impaired driving and excessive speed, the Crash Trailer showcases the aftermath of a vehicular crash. Featuring an actual crash scene that occurred on a Kentucky roadway giving viewers a live view of what happens when you drive impaired.
For more information about KSP’s Public Education Exhibits visit https://kentuckystatepolice.org/public-education-exhibits/. To reserve an exhibit for your next event, contact your local KSP Post.
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