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"dr smart weld" Discussed on Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA
"A relatable message right and we still do do that. We have the car on the trailer. Me bringing it up before prom but Yeah i think that You know really what's helpful with our programming is. We're hooking students up with her school resource officers or Law enforcement within their municipalities and so developing those relationships and making it more of a positive relationship. Kids are more inclined You know to have conversations with law enforcement and hear their stories so that's definitely Been helpful but the other piece of it. He was enforcement. So you know we do rely on the kids to get the The message out scare tactics tend not to work. we try to. We try to Create more positive relationships but we also do need to partner with law enforcement. We need to educate parents about what the laws are so. There's multiple layers. Educate the kids educate the parents and You know support law enforcement enforcement at some of the laws and all of those have to work together along those lines. I talked with a colleague of yours Just yesterday about a very special program. That i believe you conducted just last week for kids that are interested in getting into law enforcement and driving skill says am i on the right. Track there right. I think that yeah. There was a program that greeley police department who have been fantastic partners with dr smart for the twenty years we've existed but yeah getting kids involved that are interested in law enforcement And showing them all the different aspects but also again and Teaching them how important it is to have relationships with people in the community whether it's the high school kids in the high schools and law enforcement doesn't necessarily always have to be perceived as negative. Because they are. They're positive you know they. They're there to protect us there to educate us and they're there to enforce the lot. How refreshing in these days of calls for defunding. The police pelisson basically cutting their legs out from under them when it comes to a legislation to basically handcuffed them and their ability to provide community safety and law enforcement. How refreshing it is that. You are sending that message to kids. Because it's something. I really think needs to be underscored right. Yeah it's like anything else. There's negativity in the media but really at the end of the day. They're public servants and they'd pick in that career field because they wanted. They wanted to assist. They want to you know. Do the right thing and so you know. It's just that tactic that the kids are interested in that field. And then the you know. Law enforcement officers are wanting to be in the high schools. Educating the kids in developing relationships young now it takes a village. It takes the community and law enforcement part and parcel of that so kelly martinez core coalition coordinator for dr smart weld county. Thank you for all that you and your colleagues too. It's just so important especially as we find ourselves in the one hundred deadliest days the most fine fatal time of year for young drivers. How do we learn more about dr smart weld county. Thanks for asking yes. We do have a website. Www dot drives smart well county dot org and we have just a ton of resources available for students. Schools parents community members so yeah. Please visit the website And then all of our contact information. My contact information is available parents and important part of the equation as well correct. Yep yep for sure kelly martinez coalition coordinator. Dr smart weld county again. Thank you for everything that you do to encourage us all to be safe on the roads. I think a post pandemic we could all use a little remedial driver. It's case of these days. We were talking yesterday but certainly appreciate all of your efforts and thanks for your time this morning. Thank you so much again for having me. I appreciate it. You take care. Eight thousand nine hundred thirteen ten. Kfi kfi party. Northern colorado's force thirteen ten kfi k. The block party wednesdays from four ten pm miss any portion of mornings with gail goto thirteen ten. Kfi dot com. Download the.
"dr smart weld" Discussed on Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA
"Carefully and cautiously. So this as a traffic safety. Groups are warning of the one hundred deadliest days according to triple a. Thirty percent of fatal crashes happened during the one hundred deadliest as that. start on memorial day and continue through labor day and sadly this is the most fatal time of year for young drivers. Eight eight now thirteen ten. Kfi a thirteen ten kfi k. A. dot com northern colorado's voice mornings with gail from the auto collision seles studios. It's great organization known as a drive smart weld county and for more than twenty years. Have been doing everything in their power to ensure the safety of all of us but the main focus of this coalition is to help early and pre drivers from the ages of nine thousand nine hundred. Fourteen particularly given all the distractions that we all need to contend with behind the wheel joined this morning by coalition coordinator for dr smart weld. County kelly martinez. Hey kelly welcome to the show gail. Thank you so much for having me this morning. Oh you bat so all the work that you do. So give us the backstory about dr smart weld county shares. So dry smart wall county was actually established about twenty years ago and it was just a group of concerned citizens and Well county first responders insurance agents public health practitioners that really wanted to Address the High number of traffic fatalities that well county was seen Back in two thousand eight. Our county had the most traffic fatalities in the nation. So you know it's pretty devastating So we started the coalition and looked at best practices. look at what other entities organizations are doing around the world. actually to address You know the totality that they were seeing well and sadly Weld county's still ranks fairly high among traffic fatalities in in that count across the nation. Talk with jared file cdot region for communications manager each and every week and we talk about the factors that contribute to that. But what do you see as being the primary contributors to that high rate of fatalities in weld well specifically in weld county It's worry growing county and We have a lot of roads We have Will level of population that is growing We have a lot of oil and gas industry traffic. Just a lotta traffic on the road. So probably contributing factor and then of course. There are the distractions that we all deal with some better than others right for sure and as you know. Technology has become a bigger part of our lives. That's definitely creating a lot of distractions. You know Young drivers really the number one cause of their crashes are distractions so not only. Are they dealing with you. Know just experience being behind the wheel for the first time they have. All these other distractions in the car. And it's not. Just you know the mobile device. It's other things like trying to change the song on the radio or eating and drinking when they're driving So there's a you know a lot of things that people don't think about that can be distracting for teams. So how does the program actually work so We work pretty much. All of the High schools within the county Originally the coalition was first established. We actually went out to the high schools with our volunteers being again. The first responders enchant insurance agents trauma on professionals public health professionals and we would do a one day assembly and it was very interactive and we talked to the kids about how but her choices you know what the consequences of our other choices behind the wheel As unfortunately when dealing with kobe we weren't allowed to go into the school. So yeah so that. Kind of put a damper on our program but Actually ended up being a great opportunity for our coalition because we instead of going out as adults into the schools we identified groups within the schools to carry our message for us so Different groups whether it was national honor society or student government took on we call it. The budge buds challenge An acronym for buckle up drives smart. They programmed for us in the school and they would do it year long so much more impactful number one because the kids are hearing the message many more times rather than a one day assembly and also kids tend to listen to their peers. More so than adult so Truth that is such so. We can measure the impact of our by conducting a seatbelt checkpoint at the beginning of the school year. And we usually do that with the students. Local law enforcement and a coalition member and we count the number of people going through the School parking lot. That are buckled. Up or distract are driving distracted and then we let the kids program all year whether it's weekly announcements or art contests or bigger things where they bring in survivors speakers And then at the end of the year we do that same seatbelt. Checkpoint measured people wearing their seatbelts driving into the lot as well as not being distracted. And you know the goal of course is the hope to improvement and we have so. It's much more effective to let the kids carry the message for us. What's their reaction to all of. This is kind of like. Yeah yeah yeah or they picking up on the importance of the message. Because i'm flashing back to my high school days where they would bring in a wrecked car and set it up on display working lot or this was the best one right before prom every year. They showed this movie. And i'll never forget. It was called signal forty and it was about these kids that were going to the prom and they got into this horrific rack and i mean it was gore in. It was awful. It was scary scary. But i'm not so sure that it really was relevant in terms of providing.