Additional Southeast Coalition for Roadway Safety 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. For more information, contact Joey Bruner with the Ripley County Sheriff's Office, 573-996-2129. 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. 

Coalition Bylaws
The Executive Board of the Southeast Coalition for Roadway Safety has enacted Bylaws, effective July 1, 2023. Bylaws contain information such as grant guidelines, policies and procedures . This document can be viewed here:

Coalition Meeting Documents
All documents and files shared during the quarterly Coalition meetings are placed online for Coalition members to use at anytime. Click here for documents.

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.

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