Montana Department of Transportation

Alive at 25

Alive at 25® Third Edition

Teens, the most dangerous year in your life is the year you start to drive.

To save lives and equip you to drive more defensively, the National Safety Council developed the Alive at 25® Defensive Driving Course. This engaging four-hour course 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.

Learn about the teen program

Alive at 25® Third Edition - Parent Program

Parents, to properly prepare teens to drive, you need a clear understanding of the risks teens face.

That's why the National Safety Council developed the Alive at 25 Parent Program. This 2-hour, internet-based course identifies those risks, and helps parents reinforce basic driving skills and good decision making to help teens become safe and responsible, defensive drivers.

Learn about the parent program

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About the Course

Alive at 25® was specifically developed to help reduce teen driver collisions, injuries and fatalities caused by motor vehicle crashes. Designed to complement traditional driver education programs, Alive at 25 helps young drivers take greater responsibility for their driving by focusing on behavior, judgment and decision making.

What Participants Learn

  • Why young adults often underestimate risk
  • The effects of inexperience, peer pressure, and distractions
  • The dangers of steering with your knees
  • Driving laws and regulations
  • Communication skills for assertiveness and leadership
  • Responsibility of passengers

Alive at 25 Instructors

Only NSC Alive at 25 certified instructors affiliated with an authorized DDC Training Center may teach Alive at 25.


If you have questions about Alive at 25, please contact:

  • Traffic Safety Resource Officer
  • Montana Highway Patrol
  • 406-444-3284
  • Training & Development Specialist
  • State Highway Traffic Safety Office
  • 406-444-0809