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Ohio Department of Public Safety Video Catalog Order Form

ODPS | Video Catalog Order Form

Complete the form below to order FREE safety DVDs. Some titles can be downloaded directly to your computer as a .wmv file. If you have questions, please email Julie Ehrhart or call 614-752-8845.

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Children & Teens

The Bus and Us: All About School Bus Safety
A young student tells his mother what he has learned about school bus safety. This lighter approach is good for all ages. Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, 6:40 min.

Buckle Up Critters
Young children will enjoy the Safety Belt Critters, who come to life with a musical message to buckle up.Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, 1993, 10 min.

Buckle Up Rap
A very unusual teacher demonstrates the benefits of buckling up to his students.Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, 2006, 6:30 min.
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Bike Safe. Bike Smart.
Elementary and middle school audiences will learn about the rules of the road, safe riding practices and risky behaviors they should avoid. U.S. Dept. of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2004, 9 min.

Be Headsmart: It’s Time to Start
A bicycle crash lands a teenager in the emergency room. While they wait, his parents and friends talk about why bicycle helmets are important. The video also features crash survivors who suffered life-changing injuries. National Head Injury Foundation, U.S. Dept. of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 18 min.

Smart & Sober
Actor Henry Winkler moderates as teens talk candidly about experiences with alcohol and drugs and how they negatively impacted their lives and futures. Produced by Hope Taft, former First Lady of Ohio, 2003, 24 min.

 

Driving & Motor Vehicles

Passenger Safety/Restraints

Safety Seat Pete
“Pete” teaches a mother about child safety seats. Done all in rhyme, this film aims to educate in a way that is fun and educational. Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, 2004, 10 min.

The Back is Where It’s At!
Bill Nye the Science Guy demonstrates the effectiveness of safety belts and airbags. Excellent for a post-classroom discussion. Chrysler Corporation, 20 min.

Walkaway
The sole survivor of a crash wonders, “Why did I survive?” Safety belt use, driver attention and responsibility are topics. Audience: teens, adults. Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, 2004, 30 min.

Today and Tomorrow (Airbags)
A family takes an amusement park ride that demonstrates how airbags work and that only safety belts reduce the chance of injury in all types of crashes. Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety, Inc., 2002, 15 min.

 

Impaired Driving

Mortality 101
After an arrest for impaired driving, Christy is sentenced to work in the morgue, where she sees the results of drinking and driving firsthand. The experience changes her, but when Christy tries to tell friends about it, she finds out what peer pressure really means. Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, 2012, 20 min.

Gray Night
This video follows a state trooper’s investigation of an alcohol-related crash that killed a young driver, eventually leading to an adult being charged with furnishing alcohol to juveniles. The lives affected by this poor judgment are examined. Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, 1998, 20 min.

Website Hero
Gary and his friends love getting on the Highway Patrol’s website to watch videos of impaired drivers being arrested. But when they throw a party and aren’t careful about driving safely, they find how quickly the tables can turn. Ohio State Highway Patrol, 2008, 11 min.
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Aggressive Driving

Speed & Aggression
This documentary examines a surviving drag racer, who was convicted of manslaughter and held liable for the deaths of a fellow drag racer and an innocent victim. Topics include speed and aggression on the roadways, personal responsibility, recognizing escalating risk and how to intervene in personal situations connected to driving. Loaded with extras such as how to deal with anger/stress while driving. National Road Safety Foundation, Inc., 2005, 11:40 min.

Streets of Fury: Road Rage in Ohio
“Road rage” involves irrational behavior while driving. Examples from real-life situations illustrate the volatile nature of 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 proactive in avoiding dangerous encounters. Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, 2001, 18 min.
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Teen Drivers

Mortality 101
After an arrest for impaired driving, Christy is sentenced to work in the morgue, where she sees the results of drinking and driving firsthand. The experience changes her, but when Christy tries to tell friends about it, she finds out what peer pressure really means. Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, 2012, 20 min.

Deadly Distractions
Distracted driving, whether talking on a mobile phone or simply flipping through radio stations, can be every bit as deadly as impaired driving. In this fact-based story, 17-year-old Rhonda describes her experiences while driving distracted. Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, 2007, 11 min.
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Angie
Angie has just died in an alcohol-related crash at age 17. She narrates from beyond the grave, retracing her steps to show how she was killed. This film uses drama, special effects and a bit of comedy to show teens the dangers of impaired driving. Excessive speed, safety belt use and peer pressure are also addressed. Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, 2005, 11 min.
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Walkaway
The sole survivor of a crash wonders, “Why did I survive?” Safety belt use, driver attention and responsibility are topics. Audience: teens, adults. Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, 2004, 30 min.

Grade Crossing Safety
This video examines a vehicle/train crash that killed four teens and also shows the deadly dangers of trespassing on railroad tracks. Appropriate for upper-middle school and older. Amtrak Police Dept., 2010, 5:30 mins.

Buckle Up for a Successful Season - The Josh Myers Story
Josh Myers and state troopers recount the crash that killed Josh’s cousin. This video compels young people to think about the importance of wearing a seatbelt as their best defense against injury or death in a crash. Ohio State Highway Patrol, 2004, 12 min.

Buckle Up for a Successful Season - The Kristen Norris Story
This video describes the aftermath of the crash that killed Kristen Norris and speaks to the consequences of choices and how others are affected. Footage of Kristen’s mother speaking at a high school assembly about the impact bad decisions had on those left behind is included. Ohio State Highway Patrol, 2005, 23 min.
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Helpful Tips for Parents of Teen Drivers
This whimsical video explores what many parents feel when their children reach driving age. Flashbacks of crazy scenarios from the parents are zany, but point out concerns every parent has when turning over the car keys. Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, 2001, 15 min.
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Special Topics

What to Do When You’re Pulled Over
Geared toward young and first-time drivers, this video is also an excellent reminder for anyone who drives. It is important to know what a driver SHOULD and SHOULD NOT do when stopped by a law enforcement officer. Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, 2002, 6 min.
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Mature Driver (Safe Driving Skills)
This video explores issues faced by older drivers, but any audience can appreciate this film. Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, 2001, 8 min.

Keeping Amish Country Safe: Sharing the Roadways
Filmed in rural Ohio Amish country, this video addresses the potentially hazardous situation of high-powered vehicles on rural roads with horses and buggies. The video features insight from state troopers and county extension agents who work in these areas. Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, 1999, 14 min.

Sharing the Road Safely with Commercial Vehicles
Professional truck drivers are among the safest group of drivers. This video looks at five main causes of car/truck crashes and offers tips on how to avoid them. It also examines emergency reporting procedures and shows graphic footage of crashes due to driver error. Ohio State Highway Patrol and Roadway Express, Inc. 2003, 9 min.

 

Classics

WARNING: These videos feature graphic images from real crash scenes. Audience: older teens and adults.

Highways of Agony
This is an old and disturbing video, but it’s supposed to be. Many now-standard vehicle safety features were non-existent; drivers and passengers often were ejected in a crash and died before medical help arrived. We’ve come a long way with safer vehicles and roadways, but this video still dramatically delivers a message about responsible driving.Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, 1969, 20 min.

Mechanized Death
This video shows unnecessary tragedies caused by drivers who made bad decisions. From a genre of films that are dated, but still very impactful. Warn your audience, the message is graphic and powerful. Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, 1961, 28 min.

Options to Live
A powerful message with extremely graphic on-the-scene shots. Anyone who views this film from the late 1960s will come away with a renewed sense of urgency for taking safety precautions while driving. Highway Safety Films, Inc., 25 min.

Classics Collection
Highways of Agony, Mechanized Death, and Options to Live on one DVD. See decsriptions of each above.

Signal 30
This video includes actual films of fatal crashes, often before emergency medical help arrives. Every scene shows the grizzly results of speed and alcohol mixed with driving. Painful to watch, but delivers and absolutely unforgettable message to drivers. Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, 22 min.

Signal 30 Part II: Tragedy & Hope
he original Signal 30 is still in demand by driving schools, safety groups, high schools and others. This sequel also features graphic and heartbreaking images from real crash scenes. Part II also includes an interview with a twin whose sister was killed in a crash. Powerful messages about safe driving habits, observing speed limits and especially about not drinking and driving. Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, 2002, 20 min.
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Wheels of Tragedy
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. Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, 28 min.

 

Rail Crossings & Trains

Trains 1 (Target Audiences)
Produced by Operation Lifesaver

    Decide Smart, Arrive Safe
    details the dangers that exist at highway-rail grade crossings and steps to ensure driver and passenger safety. Audience: school bus drivers, transportation directors, etc. 2005, 18 min.

    Your License or Your Life
    explains federal penalties for highway-rail grade crossing violations. Audience: professional truck drivers. 2000, 9:35 min.

    Emergency Response: Your Safety First
    focuses on pertinent safety factors with respect to railroad crossings. Audience: emergency responders. 2002, 10:30 min.

    It’s Your Call: Increasing Judicial Awareness of Highway-Rail Grade Safety
    shows the judiciary’s crucial role in reducing tragic incidents at highway-rail grade crossings and along railroad rights-of-way. Audience: judges. 2000, 11:40 min.

    Roll Call: Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety for Law Enforcement
    looks at the life and death reasons for Operation Lifesaverís long-standing partnership with law enforcement. 2000, 9:20 min.

    Off Limits: Don't Get Caught Dead in Your Tracks
    is a trespass prevention video with re-enactments of trespassing violations actually experienced by railroad engineers. Audience: middle school, high school, adults. 2001, 20 min.

    Sleddin’ - The Right Track
    shows why it is unsafe and potentially deadly to operate a snowmobile on or near railroad tracks. Audience: snowmobile riders, sales, etc. 1999, 12:30 min.

 

Trains 2 (General Audiences)
Produced by Operation Lifesaver

    Sly Fox and Birdie
    is a cartoon to educate young children to be very cautious around railroad tracks. Audience: grades K-4. 10 min.

    Tracks are for Trains, Not Kids
    follows three kids who meet a railroad engineer, a conductor, police officers and a school bus driver, who explain why “Tracks are for Trains.” Audience: K-grade 4. 2001, 8 min.

    Die Hard if You’re Dumb: Railroad Safety/Trespass Prevention Messages for Teens
    is researched, written and produced by teenagers to show potential dangers around railroad tracks, crossings and yards. Audience: Ages 13-17. 1998, 15 min.

    It’s Your Choice: Highway Rail-Grade Crossing Safety for Motorists
    encourages safe behavior at highway-rail grade crossings and discourages trespassing around railroad property and tracks. Audience: adults, professional drivers. 2000, 9:25 min.

    You Can Make a Difference, Too
    is an introduction to Operation Lifesaver included in its presenter training program. 2005, 11:50 min.

    Byron’s Last Day
    includes reenactments of actual trespassing tragedies. Audience: adults. 1999, 12 min.

    David’s Run
    is a strong message about the hazards of trespassing on or vandalizing railroad property. Audience: grades 5-9. 15 min.

 

Emergency Response: Your Safety First
Aimed at first responders, this video focuses on pertinent safety factors with respect to railroad crossings. Washington Ohio Lifesaver, Cardinal Media, 2002, 10:30 min.

Stay Alive When You Drive
Safety tips for professional truck drivers and discussion of how they can increase awareness and consideration of trains along the railways. Operation Lifesaver, 2009, 14:30 min.

Grade Crossing Safety
This video examines a vehicle/train crash that killed four teens and also shows the deadly dangers of trespassing on railroad tracks. Appropriate for upper-middle school and older. Amtrak Police Dept., 2010, 5:30 mins.

Look to Live
Six scenarios demonstrate the risks involved and the steps needed to be safe at highway-rail grade crossings. Designed to complement a presentation on highway-rail grade crossing safety. Operation Lifesaver, 2008, 20 min.

 

Law Enforcement Training Videos

OH-1 Crash Report
Video for the experienced police officer on the importance of the statistical data gathered during traffic crash investigations. The OH-1 Crash Report promotes uniformity in crash reports and gathering data pertinent to highway safety. Includes explanation of areas of crash reports and common errors when filling out a crash report. Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, 2012, 57 min.

Your Vest Won’t Stop This Bullet
This roll call video shows the dangers for officers during traffic stops. A guide for safer stops, this video uses actual in-car video. Ohio State Highway Patrol, International Association of Chiefs of Police, 2005.

Emergency Response: Your Safety First
Aimed at first responders, this video focuses on pertinent safety factors with respect to railroad crossings. Washington Ohio Lifesaver, Cardinal Media, 2002, 10:30 min.

The Detection of DUI Motorcyclists
This video, although designed for law enforcement instruction, is helpful to any motorist or motorcycle operator in pointing out indications that a motorcycle operator may be driving impaired. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 15 min.

Booster Seats Roll Call Video
This roll call video covers keeping kids safe in cars and enforcing Ohio’s booster seat law. Download only. Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, 2009, 10 min.
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