Additional Southeast Region Coalition Resources

Buckle Buddy
The Buckle Buddy program is intended to be an educational, interactive, and fun program for children in K-2nd grade. The goal is to teach the importance of proper seatbelt and booster seat use. To for more information, contact Ashley Metelski at 573-472-5885 or Watch a sample presentation here.

Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians
Not only is it the law, but it's also the safest place for your child. It is important for the restraint to fit your child. To search for your local inspection station, go to The Southeast Coalition offers a limited amount of sponsorships to become a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. Residents who are interested in becoming a certified technician, please contact Rachel Penny at 573-335-7908 for Cape Girardeau and surrounding areas or Dawn Hicks at 417-256-7078 for West Plains and surrounding areas. 

Fatal Vision Kits
Fatal Vision education kits include equipment to simulate driving under various levels of Blood Alcohol Content (BAC). Many of our local Law Enforcement agencies have this equipment available. For more information or to inquire about a presentation, please contact Rachel Penny of Cape Girardeau Safe Communities at, Courtnie Glenn of the Wright County Health Department at, or Ashley Metelski at or (573) 472-5885.

Need an Arrive Alive T-Shirt?
To order, e-mail DSports at: or call 1-800-449-8018. All available colors in men's and women's sizes S-3X.  A minimum order of 12 shirts is preferred. S-XL are $5.00, 2x are $7.00, 3x are $8.00.  Orders over 150 shirts, please call for pricing. Shipping and handling are not included. Hooded sweatshirts and long-sleeve shirts also available.

Rollover Simulator
The Rollover Simulator demonstrates a vehicle involved in a rollover accident. The simulator uses dummies to prove why safety belts are important in rollover crashes. For more information, please contact Sgt. Clark Parrott (Poplar Bluff) at

Seat Belt Convincer
The convincer demonstrates the importance of wearing a seat belt by allowing the rider to experience a five mph head-on collision. The demonstration is designed for those age 14 and up. For more information, please contact Sergeant Clark Parrott (Poplar Bluff) at