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Oklahoma Challenge strives to give a comprehensive list of Speakers/Programs that provide engaging, informative speeches on teen safety, distracted driving and seat-belt use.
- Alive at 25 Provides four-hour informational sessions which focuses on the behaviors young drivers and passengers display behind the wheel. Contact: 405-848-8626
- Pioneer Telephone Cooperative Offers the Commit Drive Don't Text program, which consists of a driving simulator equipped to provide a real-life driving experience. Contact: Cindy Gore, email@example.com, (405) 375-0250
- Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, Graduated Driver’s License Contact: Sherri Becker, Training Specialist, Sherri.Becker@dps.ok.gov, 405-425-7169
- Oklahoma Challenge OK Challenge will provide a tailored, interactive presentation to meet your event needs. Contact: Linda Terrell, firstname.lastname@example.org, 405-416-5448
- Oklahoma County Sheriff Provides a distracted driver, impaired driver, and seat belt presentation, including a driving simulator , based on your needs. Contact: Sgt. Kelcey Frazier, Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office/Oklahoma Highway Safety Liaison, email@example.com, (405) 202-0677
- Put it Down Life is precious, yet many of us endanger others daily by driving distracted. That’s the message Norman resident, Shawn Irie, has been sharing across the state since his wife, Linda, 50, and their two grandchildren, Brooklynn Newville, 9, and Jace Newville, 5, were killed by what the authorities believe was a distracted driver in March of 2017. “I’m trying to make some kind of good out of this horror that is our new reality,” Irie said. Mr. Irie is sometimes able to bring his Contact: Shawn Irie, firstname.lastname@example.org, 405-204-4227
- State Farm Local agents will come speak about driver safety
- Think First Offers local presentations on safety and preventable injuries. Contact Dana DuRoy, email@example.com, 405-644-5355
Gina Collins Mom to Brittanie Montgomery, has a heart-wrenching story to share of the loss of her daughter due to distracted driving. On December 21, 2006, Brittanie was killed when she lost control of her vehicle, crossed four lanes of traffic, and was struck by an oncoming car. She was talking on her cell phone with a friend at the time of the crash. To schedule Gina to speak at your event, contact her by text/call at 918-841- 8823 or by email at
Lilbrittsmom@yahoo.com. She is willing to speak in the OKC or Tulsa metro areas.
If possible, mileage reimbursement would be helpful for her travel.
Nicks Promise Foundation Named after Trooper Nick Dee’s who was killed by a texting driver, was created to educate the public on Move Over and Slow Down laws as well as the dangers of distracted driving. Nick's Promise speaks at schools, churches, events, etc. to bring awareness to the dangers of distracted driving. They accomplish this by giving drivers real solutions to real problems using photo and video aides as well as speakers from local law enforcement agencies, EMSA, fire departments as well as family members sharing personal stories of losing family members and friends to distracted driving. The program takes anywhere from 30 minutes at a minimum to a full school period. Oklahoma’s texting law, HB 1965, is also known as the "Trooper Nicholas Dees and Trooper Keith Burch Act of 2015." To contact them for a presentation you can go to Nicks Promise Foundation on Facebook or contact Deputy William Wheeler at (405) 248-5804 (mobile) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAFE stands for Seatbelts Are For Everyone. It is a teen run, peer-to-peer program that focuses on increasing teen restraint compliance through education, positive rewards, and enforcement. It is a partnership between students, law enforcement, and safety advocates. It is designed to bring awareness to the importance of wearing a seatbelt; therefore, reducing the number of motor vehicle-related injuries and fatalities among teens. We are always accepting new schools! They may contact Dena Trosky at email@example.com or her direct line at 405.548.5063.
Insurance 101 is a new teaching module designed to show teens how bad driving decisions can cause financial pain. An experienced educator can present this program at your school. For additional school resources, The 55-minute program includes three segments: a lecture to define basic insurance terms; a demonstration of how to request a quote; and an interactive, decision-making game.
Presentation materials include: Animated PowerPoint®, Auto insurance terms handout, Worksheet for use during the game, Combined multiple-choice, and fill-in-the-blank quiz. The lesson plans and all the hands-on tools are free for educators to use. If you’re interested in scheduling a lesson, contact Tracy Keeley at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a date.