Governor Peter Shumlin on Wednesday will take part in the Agency of Transportation’s ‘Safety Day’ events, which include a golf cart texting course, a vehicle rollover crash display, and more. Date: May 18, 2011Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.Location: The National Life campus; Montpelier The day will be filled with safety demonstrations, exhibits, information and presentations, reminding employees and the public that safety is integral VTrans’ mission, and also the responsibility of every individual to be informed and to stay ‘focused of safety.’ Initiated by Vtrans employees, and working in partnership with partner Agencies from the Governor’s Highway Safety program to Department of Public Safety, the day will feature demonstrations throughout the National Life campus, as well as activities to education and inform, including: Golf Cart Texting Course: On the top deck of the parking garage (the end nearest the building) will be an obstacle course set up for drivers to navigate utilizing a golf cart. Drivers will navigate the course both with, and without, trying to text a predetermined message on their cell phone. This course has been successfully used throughout the state in recent years and is intended to demonstrate the dangers associated with texting while driving. The course will be available all day, but is weather dependant. Driving Simulator: The VT Police Academy will be providing the driving simulator used by the academy to train law enforcement officials in various types of real life driving scenarios. The simulator is housed in a trailer which will be available for you to participate in (or just observe) on the top deck of the garage. Rollover Display: The Rollover is a real life simulation of a vehicle in a rollover crash. It is a reminder of the tragic outcome that is often realized when a passenger in an automobile is unbuckled during a crash. Members of the law enforcement community will be with us throughout the day to provide this demonstration. The demonstration will be located on the top deck of the parking garage, and is weather dependant. Car Seat Safety Check: We are pleased that several child car seat specialists will be joining us to inspect child car seats and their installation. There will be a table with information set up in the North Lobby and the safety seat checks will take place on the top deck of the parking garage (the end farthest from the building). The inspections will be on a first come first serve basis and it will be a ‘drive through’ model. Simply drive up and park at the inspection station. There will be enough space to accommodate 2 or 3 cars at a time. Motorcycle Safety: The Department of Motor Vehicles will be here to discuss the ins and outs of motorcycle safety. Their exhibit will be located on the top deck of the parking garage, and will be staffed throughout the day. If the weather turns bad, this exhibit will be moved to the 4th floor of the parking garage. Fire Extinguisher Training: The OPS Safety Section will be using a fire extinguisher simulator to offer training on how to use a fire extinguisher. This training will benefit you in your home or in the office environment. This training will be offered throughout the day on a first come first serve basis, and will be located on the top deck of the parking garage. If the weather turns bad, this training will move to the 4th floor of the parking garage. Poisonous Plants: The OPS Environmental Section will have an exhibit on the top deck of the parking garage to show and discuss different types of poisonous plants that you many encounter when working in the field. They will be available to answer questions and offer advice. If the weather turns bad, this exhibit will move to the 4th floor of the parking garage. Each year nearly 80 people are killed and several hundred people are severely injured in thousands of highway crashes throughout the state. These crashes can be avoided. Poor choices on the highway are the leading cause of crashes.