The SIDNE program
(Simulated Impaired Driving Experience)
SIDNE is a program purchased from Innocorp, Ltd, and is presented by law enforcement agencies across the United States as a service for the education and prevention of DUI and other alcohol offenses.
The Saline County Sheriff’s Office SIDNE team includes seven deputies who have been carefully selected and trained for the use of this service, and are experienced and knowledgeable in the prevention, education, and enforcement of DUI and alcohol violations enforcement.
The SIDNE experience includes a classroom presentation which consists of the following:
Alcohol/DUI information. Designed to give participants a factual basis of the seriousness of alcohol related offenses.
Distract-A-Match. An activity that shows the effects of impairment and/or distracted driving such as using a cell phone and talking with other vehicle occupants.
Intoxiclock. An activity using a computer based program that takes into account a participant’s height, weight, age, gender, amount of alcohol consumed and the time period over which the alcohol was consumed. With this information an “approximate time frame” can be established as to how long the participant would be “legally” intoxicated past the time they stopped consuming alcohol. The participants need to keep in mind this is an approximation, not a definitive time line.
Impairment goggles (Drunk Goggles): Several different pairs of goggles with altered lenses that mimic different levels of impairment.
The SIDNE experience is available for all schools and any organizations who share our desire in reducing alcohol related offenses. SIDNE is designed for drivers of all ages beginning with teenagers who have their learners permit or their actual driver’s license. While the activities are fun, the goals of the program activities are serious and are presented with a great deal of professionalism and passion for the prevention of alcohol related crimes. SIDNE demonstrations are “hands on” for all participants in the program.
For more information on how you can set up a SIDNE activity for your school or organization please contact Deputy Rick Heinrich at the Saline County Sheriff’s Office at 785-826-6500.