The Sioux Empire Safety Village is a non-profit injury-prevention organization in Sioux Falls, SD. We have 2 permanent exhibits that teach on Home and Fire Safety in which we conduct tours and field trips throughout the year.
Plus we offer our Simulated Reality program in which we take driving simulators to schools in South Dakota to educate on the consequences of impaired and distracted driving.
Simulated Reality Program
We also have safety camps in June, a safety fair in August and are open for tours throughout the year.
- Safe House
Each month The Office of Immigrant and Refugee Services of Lutheran Social Services uses the classroom and Safe House Exhibit to teach new residents to Sioux Falls about injury prevention, jobskills training and community assimilation.
To see pictures of the Safe House visit our FaceBook page.
For Home Safety information please click here
- S.A.F.E. EDventures
The Sioux Empire Safety Village, funded by a grant from the SD Office of Highway Safety, has developed impaired and distracted driving educational curriculum. This S.A.F.E. EDventures packet features a 4-page Student Guide and an 8-page Teacher Guide on both topics. They have been created with the Common Core Standards. All resources and links are available at www.safetyvillage.org/programs. These guides can be used with or without our Driving Simulator (Simulated Reality) program, however to achieve the maximum benefit of this program, we encourage you to take advantage of both.
Distracted Driving E-Resources
Distracted Driving Student Edition
Application #1 Newton’s 1st Law of Motion Page 2
Application #2 Average Text Message Page 2
Driving Test Application #3 Page 2
Three Types of Distracted Driving Page 3
South Dakota Distracted Driving Law Page 3
Common Distracted Driving Habits Page 3
Did You Know Page 3
Tips for Heads up Driving Page 4
Distracted Driving Teacher’s Edition
Distracted Driving Story Page 2
Application #1 Newton’s 1st Law of Motion Page 3-Teacher’s Edition
Application #2 Average Text Message Page 4-Teacher’s Edition
Driving Test Application #3 Page 4-Teacher’s Edition
Three Types of Distracted Driving Page 5-Teacher’s Edition
South Dakota Distracted Driving Law Page 5-Teacher’s Edition
Class Activity Teacher Edition Page 6-Teacher’s Edition
Common Distracted Driving Habits Page 7-Teacher’s Edition
Tips for Heads up Driving Page 8-Teacher’s Edition
State Farm Page 9-Teacher’s Edition
National Safety Council Page 9-Teacher’s Edition
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- Distracted Driving Education Standards
- Distracted Driving Student
- Distracted Driving Teacher
- Distracted Driving E-Resources
Impaired Driving Students Edition
Drowsy Driving Application #1-Page 2
True or False Application #1 Page 2
Links from Drunk vs. Drowsy graphic Application #1 Page 2
The Science of Drunk Driving Application #2-Page 2
Elimination Rate Application #3-Page 2
Teen Drinking and Driving-Page 3-Percentage of kids graphic
Myth or Fact Page 3
South Dakota High School Facts-Page 3
It’s the Law!-Page 3
What are South Dakota’s laws pertaining to impaired driving?
How do they impact teens?
Marijuana impairs depth perception-Page 3
In 2012, 33% of driver fatalities in South Dakota-Page 3
What is your DUI-Q?
Blood Alcohol Content and Effects-Page 4
Impaired Driving Teachers Edition
Links from Drowsy Graphic Page #2 Teachers Edition
The Science of Drunk Driving Application #2-Page 3 Teachers Edition
Elimination Rate Application #3-Page 4 Teachers Edition
Harm Caused by Drugs Page 5 Teachers Edition
Myth or Fact Page 6 Teachers Edition
It’s The Law Page 7 Teachers Edition
Blood Alcohol Content and Effects-Page 8 Teachers Edition
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- The Power of Fire
- Simulated Reality
Click here for the promotinal video Sioux Empire Safety Village Simulator Video-HD
Over 12,000 people died in 2012 due to alcohol related crashes, that’s 36% of all fatalities. Each day, more than 15 people are killed and more than 1,200 are injured in crashes that were reported to involve a distracted driver. These statistics have officials looking for solutions to reduce those numbers.
PREVENTION through EDUCATION is the KEY!
Simulated Reality, of the Sioux Empire Safety Village, is a program that takes virtual reality driving simulators to schools and public events. Driving the simulators allows students to experience the consequences of distracted and impaired driving without the reality of harming themselves and others.
We have enhanced our successful driving simulator program where students are able to experience both impaired and distracted driving without the real consequences. The simulators have the feel of a real car with different settings. One program shows what it is like to drive drunk. When you get pulled over, a police officer peers into your window and gives you a field sobriety test. Another program lets you use your own phone while you text and drive. Students are able to choose one of the scenarios.
Plus, we have added the following benefits to extend the learning beyond the simulators into the classroom:
1) Promotional materials—developed for schools to advertise the Simulator experience
2) Driving Simulator Experience—added incentives for students to complete pre & post surveys
3) Educational materials—Student and Teacher Guides for Impaired and Distracted Driving.
The driving simulator program opportunities are listed below:Time Limits: Minimum 3 days use-Maximum 2 weeks Simulators: We have 3 full size and 3 table-top simulators Education: Student and Teacher Guides will be provided for Distracted and Impaired Driving Incentives: Student incentives available for students who complete the surveys Local Match: Schools can fund or seek funding from their community
In-State Schools = Partial match:
Large: $50 per day, $200 for 1st week (saves $50), $350 for 2 weeks (saves $150)
Table-top: $25 per day, $100 for 1st week (saves $25), $150 for 2 weeks (saves $100)
Fuel-Surcharge: Over 100 miles from Sioux Falls, the cost will be a $0.50 per mile
Out-of-State Schools/All Businesses = Full-match:
Large: $75 per day, $350 for 1st week (saves $25), $600 for 2 weeks (saves $150)
Table-top: $50 per day, $200 for 1st week (saves $50), $400 for 2 weeks (saves $100)
Fuel-Surcharge: There will be a $1 per mile surcharge.
The Sioux Empire Safety Village, funded by a grant from the SD Office of Highway Safety, has developed impaired and distracted driving educational curriculum. This S.A.F.E. EDventures packet features a 4-page Student Guide and an 8-page Teacher Guide on both topics. They have been created with the Common Core Standards. All resources and links are available at www.safetyvillage.org/programs. These guides can be used with or without our Driving Simulator (Simulated Reality) program, however to achieve the maximum benefit of this program, we encourage you to take advantage of both.For more information on distracted and impaired driving or to receive your copies of the Student and Teacher Guides, go to the S.A.F.E. EDventures program on our website or call our office. If you’d like to book one of the simulators, contact the Sioux Empire Safety Village at www.safetyvillage.org/programs or call (605) 334-7233.
The Sioux Empire Safety Village is able to operate Simulated Reality thanks to the generosity of Vern Eide Motor Cars, Volunteers of America, the SD Office of Highway Safety, the SD Department of Health, and State Farm. Call us at 605-334-7233.
To see pictures of students using the simulators visit our FaceBook page.
To enter participant information online go to this link http://goo.gl/forms/wFCv3giIJw
To enter pre/post surveys online go to this linkhttp://goo.gl/forms/65uZrOA0q0
Simulated Reality Forms: