The most dangerous year in a teen's life is the year they start driving. The number one cause of death for young drivers (ages 15 to 24) is motor vehicle crashes. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), young adult drivers are involved in more than six million collisions, resulting in 14,000 fatalities, every year.
To save lives and equip teens to drive more defensively, the National Safety Council developed the Alive at 25 defensive driving program. This curriculum has been adopted by many states and courts for graduated licensing and traffic violator programs. The program has proven effective at reducing young driver crashes, injuries and fatalities. Alive at 25-third edition was adopted by Montana in January 2009.
Alive at 25 is an engaging four-hour course that encourages young drivers to take responsibility for their driving behavior. Through interactive media segments, workbook exercises, class discussions and role playing, young drivers develop convictions about safety and practical strategies that will keep them safe on the road.
Teens will learn:
This 2-hour online internet-based course identifies those risks, and helps parents reinforce basic driving skills and good decision making to help teens become safe, responsible, and defensive drivers.
Training & Development Specialist
State Highway Traffic Safety Office