Dane County Traffic Safety
Alive at 25 Training Center
Each Year we teach more than 300 youth drivers to be safe drivers
Developed by the National Safety Council, Alive at 25 is a course designed to prevent the #1 killer of teens – automobile crashes. This four hour defensive driving program focuses on the behaviors, decision-making, and risks facing young drivers every time they get behind the wheel.
Safe Communities offers this class in partnership with area municipalities, police departments and high schools. Most young drivers who take the class are referred by one of the fourteen municipal court judges in Dane and Jefferson Counties who require completion of the course among youth they see in court for traffic violations.
The course is taught by instructors who are also law enforcement officers and certified by the National Safety Council. Workbook exercises, interactive media segments, group discussions, role-playing, and short lectures are used to help young drivers develop convictions and strategies that will keep them safer on the road. Alive at 25 teaches young adults that:
- People in their age group are more likely to be hurt or killed in a vehicle crash.
- Inexperience, distractions, and peer pressure are unique driving hazards.
- Speeding, alcohol, and drugs greatly increase their risk of injury or death.
- As a driver OR passenger, they can greatly reduce their risk by taking control.
- Committing to changing their driving behavior makes personal, legal, and financial sense.
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OFFER ALIVE AT 25 AT YOUR HIGH SCHOOL
Alive at 25 takes driver education to the next level by giving young drivers and passengers tools to deal with risky situations in cars with peers. Why?
- The risk of motor vehicle crashes is higher among 16- to 19-year-olds than among any other age group.
- Per mile driven, teen drivers ages 16 to 19 are four times more likely than older drivers to crash.
- The under-20 age group has the highest percentage of distracted drivers; 16% of drivers under 20 years old involved in fatal crashes were distracted while driving.
- Driving with teen passengers increases the crash risk of unsupervised teen drivers. This risk increases with the number of teen passengers.
LaFollette High School in Madison and Cambridge High School have offered the course to equip students with knowledge and skills to be safe drivers during prom and graduation season.
A growing number of South Carolina Schools are requiring students to take Alive at 25 before they are allowed to park on campus. Read here how Dutch Fork High School reached their goal of zero student deaths.
Contact us if you’re interested in hosting a class.
REGISTER FOR ALIVE AT 25 CLASS
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To register for an Alive at 25 class, click the appropriate ‘Buy Now’ option below. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the date of the class to register, and name of the person attending.
If paying via check, cash or moneyorder, please mail or fax the registration form to Safe Communities.