Defensive Driving Course –– Alive at 25
The National Safety Council “Alive at 25” course is offered to drivers 15-24, and is designed to be an early intervention program to help prevent traffic violations, collisions, and/or fatalities. The focus is to help educate young drivers to adopt safer driving practices, take responsibility for their behavior in various driving situations, and to be aware of many of the typical driving hazards.
It's time for a change in focus:
This young driver intervention program zeroes in on drivers between the ages of 16 and 24 - the group most likely to be involved in fatal collisions. Alive at 25 is a survival course developed by the National Safety Council and is designed to prevent the number one killer of teens, automobile crashes. Alive at 25 is taught by off-duty Deputy Sheriffs, Police Officers and EMS Personnel. The course is delivered in one 4 ½ hour program which focuses on the behaviors and decision-making paradigms that young drivers and passengers display behind the wheel.
These behaviors and their implications are explored in-depth through a combination of subject discussions and interactive teaching tools including:
Vehicle crashes are the #1 cause of death for people between the ages of 16 and 24.
The National Safety Council, a leader in driver improvement training for more than 40 years, developed DDC-Alive at 25 to specifically target drivers in this age group.
WHS students will be given 10 hours of community service for attending. The student will need to provide their assistant principal with a copy of the certificate.