An interactive teen safe driving and passenger safety program
presented by YOVASO, the Virginia State Police, and State Farm
For questions regarding scheduling, contact Denise Peterson at 804-512-0143 or email@example.com.
ScanEd is an interactive, hands-on approach to teaching teens and youth the dangers associated with unsafe driving and unsafe passenger behaviors. It was developed by the Blue Ridge Crash Investigation Team (BRCIT), a program of the Blue Ridge Transportation Safety Board (BRTSB), and uses popular iPad and QR code technology to appeal to the high school and middle school audience. During the educational program, a wrecked vehicle is set up on site and QR codes are affixed to the vehicle and various contents in the vehicle (such as a cell phone, beer can, seat belt, etc.). The students are divided into two groups and rotate between two sessions to learn about risk factors and the science behind how to reduce risks.
Session A – In this session, the group participates in a 15-30 minute classroom presentation about the physics of a crash and unsafe driving and passenger behaviors. (Session A is not available for outdoor only events such as fairs and safety days) Students are requested to bring their own earbuds.
Session B – In this session, students are divided in teams of two and each team is given an iPad and headphones. The teams use the camera feature of the iPad to scan the QR codes on the wrecked car and its contents. As they scan each QR code, they are able to watch various videos and other digital media depicting driving risks, unsafe driving behaviors, top causative factors in a young driver crashes, and important information on how to be safer in a vehicle. For example, a QR code on a cell phone would show a video graphically depicting the dangers of driving distracted and a QR code on a speed limit sign would show the dangers of driving over the speed limit. The program helps teens engage with each other and law enforcement in a dialogue about safe and responsible driving and passenger safety and enables teens to self-learn using technology they think is cool and fun. (Approximately 15-30 minutes)
The program is typically offered in conjunction with science classes to tie in with the Physics of a Crash, but can also be used in conjunction with health, phys ed, and driver education classes. The two components of the program (classroom and ScanEd) takes about an hour for each class, but times can be adjusted to suit class schedules. Schools may schedule multiple classes to complete the program over a one to two day period.for each student group and schools typically like to have multiple classes complete the program.
The ScanEd Program and equipment is funded by State Farm and First Team Auto Mall in Roanoke, VA.