OHSP Offers Free Traffic Safety Materials

The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP) publishes informative brochures, flyers, posters, and other traffic safety-related items. Topics include:

  • Alcohol/drunk driving
  • Bicycle, bus, and pedestrians
  • Car seats and boosters
  • Motorcycles
  • Seat belts
  • Teen driving
  • Traffic safety

These materials are available free of charge. Quantities, unless otherwise noted, are limited to 250. Only one order per month will be accepted per customer. Please allow one to two weeks to receive your items.

Michigan Traffic Safety Materials Catalog 

Note: Materials are only available to Michigan residents. 

Click It the Cricket Costume Loan Form

For more information, contact Cindy Stoneham at stonehamc@michigan.gov or 517-636-4256.

Driving Simulators

OHSP has purchased and placed driving simulators throughout the state. These simulators are available for loan to law enforcement officers and other traffic safety partners to use at safety events.   Borrowers are responsible for pick up and return, and are responsible for any damages.

The simulators are interactive, easy to transport, and set up. The simulator consists of a single “All in One” computer and monitor unit, foot pedals, and steering wheel. Simulators are portable and transported using two wheeled cases with telescopic handles. The software, One Simple Decision, provides two choices, impaired or distracted driving awareness.  The impaired drive allows participants to experience the affects and consequences of driving impaired; demonstrating that everyday driving situations can become difficult to manage safely while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The distracted drive allows participants to experience the dangers of distracted driving. In addition to other common distractions, the student is asked to text and make phone calls while driving. The student experiences how distractions affect their ability to recognize and respond to everyday driving situations.

To schedule to use a driving simulator, please contact a coordinator from the list below. OHSP requires a Driving Simulator Loan Agreement to be signed before using the simulator. The borrower must also receive training on the simulator at the time of pick-up, which is very quick and easy to do.

Simulator Contact List


Seat Belt Convincer and Rollover Simulator

Some excellent educational tools are available to help promote the importance of seat belt use. Seat belt convincers and rollover simulators can be a key part of safety presentations at high schools, fairs, drivers’ education programs, or community events.

The seat belt convincer is a self-propelled automobile seat with safety restraints affixed to a light-weight, easily maneuverable single-axle trailer. It is capable of simulating 5 to 7 mph crashes. The convincer allows the rider to experience the surprising amount of force generated by such a low speed collision and the benefit that a seat belt can provide.

The rollover simulator is a compact pickup truck cab affixed to a two-axle low profile trailer. It features a single acceleration and positive braking control system to spin the cab, simulating a rollover crash. The simulator demonstrates the devastating consequences occupants face when ejected from a vehicle during a rollover.

Convincer and Rollover contact list


Distractions, Underage Drinking: Life Can Change in a Second DVD available

The Traffic Improvement Association of Michigan and OHSP partnered to create a traffic safety resource DVD that can be used to educate teens and young adults about the dangers of underage drinking and distracted driving.

The DVD includes PowerPoint presentations and videos on underage drinking and distracted driving,speaker notes, and a video depicting a dramatization of a distracted driving crash. 

Copies of the DVD are available at no cost and can be ordered by emailing trafficsafety@michigan.gov or calling (517) 636-4256.

OHSP offering Vince and Larry® costumes for loanVince and Larry photo

Vince and Larry® are available to help teach a crash course in seat belt safety. OHSP is offering the famous crash test dummies for loan, free of charge, for events on a first-come, first-served basis.

Vince and Larry® must be used to promote seat belt and car seat use. The costumes come with 250 trading cards to be handed out during events.

In addition, OHSP offers Click It the Cricket costumes for loan to promote seat belt and car seat safety.  The Click It the Cricket costume comes with 250 Booster Bug coloring books to hand out during events.

Borrowers must agree to ship the costumes back at their expense by a date specified at the time of the loan. The approximate shipping cost is $20-$35. 

Vince and Larry® Costume Loan Form