Montana Rules Traffic Safety Game: 2002-2005
“Montana Rules” is an interactive game that prepares teens and adults for the Montana driver’s license exam. Designed as a “game show” style quiz with four levels of difficulty, Montana Rules is educational and engaging, with fun sounds and charming animation that keep players involved and interested. Originally created on CD-ROM, MOST of Us recently created an online version of the game that is immediately and easily accessible to teachers and students around the state.
The goal of Montana Rules – besides helping students pass their tests – is to give students a mastery of the rules and regulations that keep Montana’s road’s safe, a knowledge which we believe will encourage them to be safer drivers once they get behind the wheel.
12,000 copies of the Montana Rules CD-ROM were distributed at no charge to all of Montana’s 390 junior high and high schools, and MOST of Us repeatedly receives requests for more. The game has already become an important curriculum item for Driver’s Ed teachers from around the state. Because of the strong response to Montana Rules, MOST of Us has designed and programmed educational traffic safety games for elementary school students.
The Montana Rules format could easily be expanded to cover other topics; MOST of Us is considering making a version that is dedicated specifically to occupant protection, teaching kids to buckle up and correcting their misperceptions about safety belt use.
Sponsor: Montana Department of Transportation