Community Service Presentations
The Secretary of State's office coordinates free presentations for community groups, schools, businesses and other organizations throughout the state on the various programs administered by the office.
Adult Traffic Safety Presentation
A comprehensive interactive program explaining Illinois traffic safety laws. DUI and impaired driving are defined and participants are given insights on the driver licensing system and moving violations and how they affect driving records. A Fatal Vision Goggle demonstration may be used, and an arrest procedure and a field sobriety test covered if time and location permit. Numerous other topics also may be covered such as, fake IDs, parental responsibility, teen driving, supervision versus revocation, aggressive driving, distracted driving, sharing the road and organ donation. Request a Presentation
Child Passenger Safety Presentations
Parents/Caregivers — This presentation will discuss the different types of safety seats, basic seat installation and crash dynamics. Updated laws and recommendations (including proper safety belt use) will be included. Request a Presentation
Distracted Driving Simulator Presentation
One Simple Decision is a program geared toward teens and young adults 9th through 12th grade in a classroom setting. This program highly engages students by having them "live through" the risks and consequences of driving distracted or impaired. This program not only affects the student behind the wheel, but also has an impact on the students that are observing the driver. Request a Presentation
DUI Classroom Presentation
This presentation educates teens in grades 9–12 about the critical decisions they will make regarding drinking and driving, and the implications of those decisions for their driving privileges, their lives and the lives of their friends. Includes information about the "Use It & Lose It" Zero Tolerance law and the Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Program in Illinois. Request a Presentation
Illinois Securities Department
The Securities Department provides programs on investment fraud, how to spot a scam and how to avoid being defrauded. Please contact the Securities Department's Investor Education Division at 800-628-7937 to schedule a presentation.
Illinois State Library
Senior citizens are eligible for a free Illinois State Library card if they have a valid public library card or are a retired state government employee. The State Library also has computers with free Internet access and free wireless access for those with laptop computers. The library collects federal and state government publications and houses more than 187,000 maps. Special services for patent and trademark researchers also are available. For more information, please call 800-665-5576.
Life Goes On Organ/Tissue Donor Program
Illinois residents age 18 and over are invited to join the Illinois Organ/Tissue Donor Registry by visiting LifeGoesOn.com, calling 800-210-2106, completing and mailing a registration card, or visiting a Driver Services facility. If you registered before January 2006, you must re-register to ensure that your wishes to be a donor are honored. The Secretary of State's office provides information about organ donation, the critical shortage of donated organs and how to become a potential organ donor. To schedule a donor program staff to speak to your group, event, class etc., please call our hotline at 800-210-2106 or contact us directly at 217-782-6258.
Middle School Traffic Safety
A traffic safety messages may include bicycle and pedestrian safety, alcohol awareness and drinking and driving, and the importance of wearing safety belts. Designed to encourage and reinforce the importance of making responsible choices and the consequences of those choices. Request a Presentation
Provides a brief overview of each department in the Secretary of State's office, with an emphasis on programs and services of particular interest to seniors, persons with disabilities and/or veterans. For more information, please call 312-814-3676.
Persons with Disabilities Programs
Outlines the programs, services and publications available for persons with disabilities, including free Persons with Disabilities photo ID cards, disability awareness presentations, the Parking Program for Persons with Disabilities and reduced-fee license plates. For more information, please call the Vehicle Services Departmentat 217-782-7758.
Reading and English Speaking Instruction for Adults
The Illinois State Library's Literacy Office administers grants and referral services to adults and families who have difficulty reading or who want to learn English. Volunteer adult tutors provide these instructional services. Adults interested in improving their reading or English skills, or those interested in tutoring may contact the Illinois Adult Learning Hotline at 800-321-9511.
Rules of the Road Review Course and Super Seniors
The Rules of the Road Review Course gives drivers — especially senior citizens and persons with disabilities — the knowledge and confidence needed to renew or obtain a driver's license. The review course combines an explanation of the driving exam with a practice written exam. Find a Rules of the Road Review Course in your area.
Super Seniors is a convenient and voluntary program for driver's license renewal, which includes Rules of the Road classroom instruction and a vision-screening exam which is valid for up to 90 days for driver's license renewal. A Secretary of State Mobile Driver Services Unit may be available for participants to renew their driver's licenses. Free, non-expiring state ID cards are available to seniors age 65 and older. Drivers age 75 and older are required to take a driving test to renew their driver's licenses; therefore they must visit a Driver Services Facility. View the upcoming Super Seniors Events. For more information or to schedule a speaker for your event, please call 312-814-3676, 888-261-5238 (TTY) or write Secretary of State, Driver Services Department, 2701 S. Dirksen Pkwy., Springfield, IL 62723.
Teen Drinking and Driving Prevention Presentation
Provides important traffic safety messages and covers the Graduated Driver Licensing Program and the Zero Tolerance alcohol law. A Fatal Vision Goggle demonstration may be included, which simulate what it is like to be impaired by alcohol or other drugs. This presentation is geared to 9th through 12th grade students in either a large school assembly or a classroom. Request a Presentation
Youth Traffic Safety Presentation Available for Grades K-3
- Toby Tire School Bus Safety Presentation — Provides K-3rd grade students with safety tips for boarding, riding and exiting a school bus. A six-minute animated cartoon featuring Toby Tire called Giant Steps to School Bus Safety may be shown. This program generally lasts 30 minutes. Presentations may feature the Toby Tire robot depending on availability and location. Request a Presentation
- Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Presentation — A discussion of bicycle and pedestrian safety for 2nd grade students as well as helmet use and laws pertaining to bicycles. Information regarding safety belt use and child safety seats may also be included. Request a Presentation