Santa Barbara, CA (September 2014)—Summer is out and school season is in. As 22 million students are expected to attend colleges and universities, it is important to include lifesaving tools in every student’s checklist of back-to-school essentials. Accidents and crimes happen in and around many college campuses across the United State, seemingly moe and more each year. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)’s Uniform Crime Report, there are about 3,000 campus-related violent crime incidents each year while an average of 2,700 teenagers aged 16-19 are killed and almost 282,000 suffer from motor vehicle-related accidents. Fortunately resqme, Inc. — a leading US developer of the latest safety technologies and tools—offers its line of lifesaving products for the college student of today: resqme® Car Escape Tool, alertme Stay Awake Device, protectme, Pepper Spray and defendme Personal Alarm.
resqme® Car Escape Tool: With an average of 400 deaths per year caused by vehicle submersion, resqme® Car Escape Tool helps students behind the wheel to quickly and safely escape from a sinking vehicle with its compact window-breaker and seatbelt-cutter. This keychain emergency rescue device features a concealed steel blade to swiftly cuts through seatbelts, and a spring-loaded spike to shatter window glass with one push—a perfect portable companion for drivers, both young and old.
alertme Stay Alert Device: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that 1 in 6 fatal accidents involve drowsy driving or driving with impaired attention, decreased awareness, and slow reaction time.5 alertmeis a tool designed to alert tired drivers of their own drowsiness. The compact, easy-to-use device sits behind the ear and buzzes if the head nods unexpectedly—effectively alerting the driver to stop driving and pull off the road. The ergonomically-designed devise is ideal for students, helping prevent accidents on long drives, late night driving, or even long study sessions!
protectme Pepper Spray: At least 1 in 4 women will be the target of sexual assault during their college career.6 protectme Pepper Spray is an essential tool that helps students defend themselves from potential attackers. When sprayed, it irritates the eyes and lungs, causing pain and rendering the attacker immobilized, giving the intended victim time to escape. It is a small keychain size yet still sprays over 10 feet making it the perfect device to keep students safe from any potential violence this school year.
defendme Personal Alarm: As mentioned above, attacks on women at universities is a real threat, but not just to women. Attacks can happen at any time, but most often in a moment of vulnerability. With defendme, your student can walk back to the dorms at night in safety or any other situation where they feel threatened. Whenever you sense danger, simply pull on the clip of the alarm which will release and expel a loud alarm, drawing attention to yourself and scaring off any would be attackers.
“Back-to-school can be a stressful time among parents who worry about the safety and wellbeing of their children,” said Laurent Colasse, founder and President of resqme, Inc. “With our lifesaving tools, both parents and students will have the peace of mind knowing they are safe and protected. And because resqme tools are small, portable, and convenient to carry, they are a definite must-have back-to-school essential for every student.”
So for the millions of students heading to school this year, stay safe and be prepared with resqme, alertme, protectme, and defendme. Peace of mind has never been so easy and affordable.
About resqme, Inc. #1 in safety, resqme was introduced in 2003 by Laurent Colasse, French native and current Santa Barbara, CA resident, dedicated to making a difference in people’s lives and ensuring public safety. The company is committed to continuing its leadership in providing the latest safety technologies for drivers across the country. Proudly made in the USA, resqme is dedicated to educating drivers and sharing information that can save lives on the road When Seconds Count™.
 National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) (2013) “Back-to-School Statistics.” NCES.ed.gov/fastfacts
 Business Insider (2012) “The Most Dangerous Colleges in America.” BusinessInsider.com
 Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) (2014) “Injury Prevention & Control: Motor Vehicle Safety: Teen Drivers: Fact Sheet.” CDC.gov/motorvehiclesafety/teen_drivers/teendrivers_factsheet.html
 “Vehicle submersion: A review of the problem, associated risks and survival information.” Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine 2013: 84:498.
5National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) “Drowsy Driving & Automobile Crashes: NCSDR/NHTSA Expert Panel on Driver Fatigue and Sleepiness.” NHTSA.gov/people/injury/drosy_driving1/drowsy.html