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Trauma Nurse Reaches Alternative School Kids With Innocorp Products

Kassie Campbell, RN, BSN, knows all too well how important it is to practice safe driving habits: As a trauma nurse at University of Missouri Health Care’s University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri, she sees the results of bad decisions every week. University Hospital is a Level I trauma center, which means that the physicians there treat the worst trauma cases in the area — including patients whose blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was more than the legal limit when they caused a crash.

The “Why” at Innocorp

In her role as chief operating officer of Innocorp, ltd., Deb Kusmec says the greatest compliment she ever received was from the company’s attorney. He told her he had observed that Innocorp “always did the right thing because it was the right thing to do,” not because of money or fame. He appreciated that philosophy and enjoyed working with people who had such noble intentions. “Everybody in this company behaves that way,” says Deb. “We like what we do, we love our customers, and we work hard.”

Fatal Vision Goggles and Intoxiclock Deliver a Startling Message

The town of Winchester, New Hampshire, only has a population of about 4,500 people. Yet, despite its small size relative to other New England communities, it still has plenty of places for residents to drink alcohol. At last count, there were five — all within walking distance of each other and in the center of town. In Missy Calderwood’s opinion, the number of bars is disproportionate to the number of people in the town.

Grassroots Group Empowers Students to Save Lives

On the campus of Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, it’s common to see a handful of students driving around campus on a Fatal Vision® Roadster pedal kart. Their mission is simple: They want to educate others about the dangers of mixing alcohol and driving. They are part of Proyecto FIESTA XII, a campus group that trains students to be facilitators in traffic, safety and alcohol.

Police Department Teaches Teenagers to Make Informed Choices

The White Earth Tribal Police Department’s message to young people is simple and to the point: Have a plan to get home safely. Studies have shown that people who have a predetermined plan are apt to use that plan when they are impaired, but those who don’t are more likely to climb behind the wheel of a car. When officers talk to classes and groups, they want to emphasize why it’s so important to have an alternative to driving when one is impaired.

STOP-DWI Delivers Impactful Presentations to Teens

Bob Lighthall’s mission is clear: He has been charged with reducing the number of injuries and deaths due to alcohol- and other drug-related crashes.

Texas RED Saves Lives with Innocorp Products

In Texas, motor vehicle crashes are often the No. 1 reason people seek care in emergency rooms. In order to be designated as trauma centers, hospitals must offer injury prevention programs that teach people how to stay safe and avoid crashes and other causes of trauma. Texas Reality Education for Drivers (RED) has made a name for itself traveling around the state to teach people about the dangers of driving impaired or distracted. And Innocorp, ltd has proven to be just the right partner — offering relevant products and educational materials that have made a true impact on thousands of people throughout the state of Texas.

Innocorp Wins Prestigious Innovation Award at Chamber Event

Verona, WI-based Innocorp, ltd. was named the Greater Madison Most Innovative Company at the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce’s Nex7 Stage Event on Monday, Nov. 13 at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.

A Mission to Save Lives

It was 24 years ago, but Michael Aguilar remembers the scene like it was yesterday — emergency vehicles with lights flashing, neighbors watching, and silence. He had just come home from a business meeting to find that a drunk driver had veered off the road into the yard where his 5-year-old son and a friend were playing. The car narrowly missed his son David, but David’s friend was seriously injured. He would make a full recovery, but not before spending a week in the hospital receiving treatment. The driver was another neighbor — an alcoholic who spent some time in jail after the incident. Right away, Michael put a sign in his yard aimed at the neighbor: “If you drink, don’t drive. Get help instead.”

New intoxiclock® Pro Software Opens Eyes to Effects of Alcohol

When the Guilford County Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Task Force sponsors a booth at local health fairs, it usually draws a big crowd. Passers-by are eager to try the new intoxiclock® Pro software to learn how their weight, gender and the number of drinks they consume affect their blood alcohol concentration (BAC). Many of them leave the booth surprised, chastened and with a renewed understanding of how alcohol affects their bodies.

Innocorp To Conduct Nationwide Study About Marijuana Impairment And Driving Awareness Campaign

Verona, Wisconsin… Innocorp, Ltd. is seeking schools willing to participate in a study this spring evaluating the impact of using the Fatal Vision® Marijuana goggles in a program highlighting the dangers of marijuana use and driving. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of using the marijuana goggles in changing beliefs that driving under the influence of marijuana is of little risk and fostering behavioral intentions toward sober driving.

Reaching Generations with the Fatal Vision® Alcohol Event Kit

Since March 2016, the Pueblo of Laguna Law Enforcement Program in New Mexico has a new tool at the disposal of its safety officers. With the help of a grant, the Highway Safety Program purchased the Fatal Vision® Goggles, the DIES® mat, and the Smash Match® game as a kit. Those officers haven’t looked back since.

Using Neutrality and Fatal Vision® Marijuana Simulation Kit to Reveal Truth About Marijuana Use

This November’s elections showed just how much attitudes toward marijuana use have changed in the United States. Nine states voted on marijuana legalization this fall. Post-election results? Eight of those nine states voted to legalize some form of marijuana use, whether medical or recreational. The upshot is that more than half of the states in the US have now legalized some type of marijuana use.

Driving Home the Point with SIDNE®

Impaired and distracted driving is a serious problem for every age group but it’s especially problematic for inexperienced teen drivers. To reach them with the safe driving message, it’s important to go the extra mile. And for Robin Bennett of Lexlee’s Kids in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, that means incorporating the Simulated Impaired Driving Experience (SIDNE®) into Ready Set Drive, which is the Lexlee’s Kids young driver safety program.

Innocorp, Ltd. Celebrates 20 Years In Business

Verona WI based Innocorp, Ltd. began it success story in May of 1996 after a harrowing family experience with an impaired driver. Starting with product being built on a dining room table, 20 years later Innocorp has grown to become a recognized leader in the development of impaired driving awareness and prevention tools and campaigns used by safety professionals and educators in more than 90 countries.

Texas Students Learn by Doing with SIDNE®

The Coppell Police Department and Independent School District in Texas goes the “extra mile” with their safety program by teaching their students about the dangers of driving under the influence. This is accomplished by School Resource Officers assigned to each high school addressing the issue in a forensic science class, and using Innocorp’s SIDNE® to help do the job.

Racing Toward Driving Safety

James McCulley of McCulley Family Racing in Pine Hill, New Jersey, spent 59 years in car racing. Since he’s built many racecars and investigated crashes, he knows all about safety and what can go wrong behind the wheel.

Marijuana Simulation Goggles Used in Alberta P.A.R.T.Y. Program

Like many communities within a rural setting, Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, has some partying teens. Students believe that good times lie in alcohol and marijuana use. And when teens party, impaired driving isn’t far behind. That’s why the Fatal Vision® Marijuana Simulation Experience Kit helps educate Alberta youth.

L.A. Youth Learn Safe Pedestrian Practices with DIES® Mat

Mina Farag works for the Children’s Hospital L.A. in its trauma program. While much of the trauma program is concerned with passenger safety for young children, Farag’s programs deal with middle- and high-school youth.

Making an Impact in West Texas with Innocorp

Charles Hodges has made a career out of serving the people of Midland and West Texas. The organization he heads up, Stop DWI, Inc., offers educational programs to help stop impaired driving. Hodges counts on the impact of Innocorp products to make a long-lasting impression on the young people he serves.

Students Lead Peers from Distracted Driving with Innocorp’s M.E.T.H.O.D.®

Getting a lecture on safe driving from an adult is one thing. But engaging with your peers on the subject and leading them to safe conclusions has a lasting impact. In turning Innocorp’s M.E.T.H.O.D.® Campaign over to students in 2014, Project Coordinator Michelle Perdue of the Cabell County Substance Abuse Prevention Partnership (CCSAPP) gave students a chance to lead their peers on the way to safe driving practices.

Innocorp Invited To Participate In Global Youth Traffic Safety Month Kick-Off Event in Washington DC

Verona, Wisconsin…Innocorp, the maker of the Fatal Vision® Marijuana Simulation Experience, will travel to Washington, DC on May 1st to participate in the kick-off event for Global Youth Traffic Safety Month at the National Collegiate Preparatory Public Charter High School. The event is being coordinated by the National Organizations For Youth Safety (NOYS).

Concussion Goggles Support the Dave Duerson Athletic Safety Fund’s Fight Against Concussion

Concussion—it’s a headline issue affecting people from Pee-Wee footballers all the way up to NFL alumni. But what do you do if you’re personally impacted by concussion? Or if someone in your immediate family has suffered long-term ill effects? If you’re Michael Duerson, you use Fatal Vision® Concussion Goggles from Innocorp, ltd. to help convince school administrators and state legislators to take steps to protect young athletes.

New Safety Product Raises Awareness About Impairments of Recreational Marijuana Use

Verona, Wisconsin…Innocorp, the maker of the Fatal Vision® Alcohol Impairment Simulation Goggles, launches their next safety education product, the Fatal Vision® Marijuana Simulation Experience, this month.

New Goggles Address Effects of Marijuana Use on Drivers

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On the Move with SIDNE® in Kentucky

Drug education in Kentucky is on the move in more ways than one. Eastern Kentucky students in grades seven through 10 have been attending a new drug education program in a mobile classroom and using SIDNE® to drive home the point of the presentation.

DUI Offenders Get VIP Treatment with intoxiclock®

DUI offenders in Redding, California, find themselves getting VIP treatment. With one of the highest DUI rates in the state, Redding has put in place a Victim Impact Panel (VIP) training program that’s part of the DUI sentencing. One of the most important parts of that training uses Innocorp’s intoxiclock®.

Curriculum Comes Alive Using Innocorp, ltd. Products in the Classroom

Thinking outside the box can yield great results, especially if you’re looking to make statistics come alive for a class of high school students. That’s what Robert Hanchett, a teacher with Spring Independent School District, discovered when he began to use Fatal Vision® goggles and Distract-A-Match® in his advanced-placement (AP) statistics class at Westfield High School near Houston, Texas.

Fatal Vision® Best Practices Maximize Program Impact

Don DeKock, crime prevention officer for Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office in Iowa, knows his stuff. He ought to—he’s got 23 years of experience in the Sheriff’s Office and 31 years total as a law enforcement officer. What DeKock knows best is how to drive home his safety message by sticking to the best practice guidelines he’s established for the Fatal Vision® goggles he uses, especially when he uses them with high school students.

Counteracting Teens’ Risky Choices with Fatal Reflections®

According to a Time.com article on teen thought processes and risky behavior, teens think very differently than adults do. While adults tend to concentrate on the end results of a behavior, teens “may get lost in the details about specific risks and (become) overly focused on possible rewards, while ignoring the overall ‘gist’ of the problem—i.e., the ultimate consequences.”

intoxiclock® and SUM-IT-CUP® Educate Adults to Rethink Drinking

It was a wake-up call for Putnam County, New York. In 2008, DWI arrests rose an alarming 35 percent. That meant that from a 2006 high of 414 DWI arrests, 2008 arrest figures jumped to 633.

SIDNE® Helps Youth PARTY In Ontario

High school students in northwest Ontario have joined with others in the community to PARTY. But they’re not doing the usual teen partying—this group is out to promote their Prevent Alcohol-Related Trauma in Youth (PARTY). And they’re using the Simulated Impaired Driving Experience® (SIDNE®) and other Innocorp products to get their message across.

SUM-It-Cup® Settles Zombie Wars In Alaska

Sum It Cup® and Fatal Vision® Goggles are the only hope of stopping a Zombie Outbreak. ORDER TODAY and help save the world! Charlie Daniels and Katie Daniels are in charge of a slew of Alaskan Zombies. They let the zombies loose on a group of University of Alaska-Anchorage students over a weekend in September. The results? The zombies inoculated students not against themselves but against ignorance about alcohol consumption.

Concussion Goggles support "Heads Up" in Louisiana

The Concussion Goggle® demonstrates how depth perception, coordination, and confidence are affected when suffering from a concussion.

Teaching servers to READ with Fatal Vision® Goggles

The Fatal Vision® Goggles provide a memorable real-life experience for the bartenders, servers, and participants of the READ Program.

Putnam County, NY makes Fatal Vision® and SIDNE® a Family Affair

Imagine you’re a high school student and prom is fast approaching. You’ve got your checklist set. Date, check. Outfit, check. Dinner reservations, check. All you need are the tickets and one last thing. Your parents need to attend the pre-prom safety presentation.

Youth Leading Youth with Fatal Vision® Community Event Pack

Sometimes it takes a teen to reach a teen.

That idea is at the core of the Yakima Valley System of Care’s outreach to educate young people about driving and substance abuse. Yakima County, Washington is a large and rural county. The primarily agricultural communities are spread out.

Fatal Vision® and SIDNE® Address a Growing Concern in North Dakota

What do root beer floats, a bouncy castle, Walmart, and oil have to do with SIDNE® (Simulated Impaired Driving Experience)? All five were part of an event in North Dakota meant to educate people about impaired driving.

Focusing on distracted driving with SIDNE® (Simulated Impaired Driving Experience)

We’ve all been there, driving down the road behind a car that swerves back and forth in its lane. Not long ago, that was a sure sign of someone driving while impaired. These days, it’s all too often a sign of distracted driving.

Celebrity wait staff serve up funds for SIDNE® in Virginia

Money’s tight all over in the current economy, and it’s no different for most law enforcement agencies. So when Kimberly Taylor, an investigator with Virginia’s Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office, wanted to add SIDNE® to the county’s outreach to high school students, she knew she was between a rock and a hard place when it came to getting the necessary funds. The creative solution she came up with brought the entire Gloucester community together with that single-minded goal.

Judges trained on DWI using Fatal Vision® Goggles

Did you know that some judges go to college for training once they’re elected? It’s true. One of the most important topics they study is DWI—Driving While Intoxicated. And at the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada, instructors use Fatal Vision® Goggles as a valued educational tool.

Innocorp, Ltd. President and CEO Named Professional of the Week by In Business Madison, (May 2, 2011)

Innocorp, Ltd. President and CEO Named Professional of the Week by In Business Madison, (May 2, 2011)

intoxiclock® Reaches Orlando College Students

Sobering up from a few drinks can take a surprising amount of time.

At least, that’s what the 56,000 students attending the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando have been finding out.

Phone Condom® Distributed at Ludacris Concert in Alaska

A packed concert venue buzzes with young adults eager to catch rapper Ludacris in action on stage.

Phone Condom Promotes “Safe Text” – (Press Release)

“Distracted driving, especially texting and driving, is a serious and growing problem that is responsible for thousands of deaths and injuries on our roadways every year," said Michael Aguilar, president of Innocorp. "The Phone Condom is a simple, fun to use device that encourages people to park their phone while they drive their car.”

SIDNE® Educates a Remote Canadian Community

When Jan Trim, President of MADD Whitehorse, flew into a remote Canadian community to educate the citizens about impaired driving, she had to kiss her SIDNE® (Simulated Impaired DriviNg Experience) good-bye and hope for the best. The usually “babied” SIDNE had to go ahead of her team in a different plane, due to size limitations on the aircraft flying into Old Crow. Old Crow is an isolated community that can only be accessed by plane or boat. But, bringing SIDNE along was worth the temporary separation, according to Trim, who called it an ‘excellent educational tool.’

Party with Intoxiclock®

A New Approach

What’s the best way to teach young adults about the dangers and impacts of alcohol?

“Throw a party,” says Jane Alleva, of South Carolina’s Keystone Substance Abuse Services.