Okay..I give. What is that strange looking S.O.I. vehicle parked at the THANKS, Chuck
District 5 Station? A truck on stilts, on a boat trailer? I'm assuming it
may be some sort of training devise.
The contraption you are talking about is one of the Illinois State Police Rollover Demonstrators. A pickup truck cab is mounted on the trailer so that it will roll over when activated. Two dummies are inside the cab, one the size of an adult, the other a child. At a demonstration, the dummies are first left unbuckled. When the cab rolls, people watch as the dummies fly around inside the cab and are thrown out through open side windows. The Rollover is then stopped and the dummies are seat belted in. (The child goes in a Child Safety Seat) Again the cab is rolled over, and the dummies are held securely in place because of their seat belts. It is an effective visual demonstration that underscores the need for seat belts. The District 5 Rollover is used at schools and community events, and was recently re-painted and re-furbished by Safety Education Officer Trooper Mark Dorencz