South Dakota Public Safety Campaigns
Whether it’s an urgent or ongoing safety issue, the South Dakota Department of Public Safety works to spread campaigns and public safety information across the state. View and download materials for our agencies’ current campaigns.
South Dakota Office of Highway Safety
Campaigns during riding season include messaging targeted at motorists to look out for motorcycles, and for riders to take additional steps toward safety by wearing the right gear. Riders can also familiarize themselves with motorcycle safety, laws and riding routes at www.SouthDakotaRides.com.
Teen & New Driver Safety
The “Lesson Learned” campaign tells stories of real South Dakota teens and their experiences with distracted driving and seat belts. For watching a video at www.LessonLearnedSD.com, students can win a $10,000 grand prize.
Whose life could you save for just 15 minutes a night? Be a DD, and be there for someone you love. Learn more at www.DriveSafeSD.com.
The “Til it Clicks” campaign encourages South Dakotans to make seat belts a habit with big, disruptive displays across the state. Learn more at www.DriveSafeSD.com.
This highway safety campaign is meant to highlight the fact that death is always at our side when operating a motor vehicle. It is our responsibility to "Beat Death - Don't Cheat It" by driving safely in all conditions and circumstances.
While the "Save it for L8R" campaign essentially targets the dangers of texting and driving, it's broader intent is to bring awareness to the larger issue of distracted driving.
South Dakota Office of Emergency Management
Tommy the Turtle Children’s Books
Follow the adventures of Tommy the Turtle in these colorful, illustrated books as he teaches children about storm and flood safety.
- Tornado Alert Don’t Get Hurt! Be Prepared
- Rising Water Beware and Prepare
- Prepare for a Winter Storm in Time and You Will Be Fine!
- Be Fire Smart, Don't Let It Start!
If you See Something, Say Something
This nationwide effort encourages the public to report suspicious activity. South Dakota’s campaign includes posters, public service announcements and other elements.
South Dakota Highway Patrol
Be A Trooper
Being a trooper with the South Dakota Highway Patrol is exciting and rewarding. Watch the latest recruitment video to see how being a trooper is more than just writing speeding tickets.
South Dakota DRIVER LICENSING
Skip the Trip: Online License Renewal
The “Skip the Trip” campaign encourages South Dakotans to skip the trip to their local driver licensing location and renew online. How easy is that?