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"Alive at 25" Volunteer High School Programs

Did You Know?

  • Vehicle crashes are the # 1 cause of death for people between the ages of 2 to 34.
  • Although 16 to 24 year-old drivers represent 13% of all drivers, they are involved in 27% of all collisions.
  • Vehicle crashes account for 32% of all deaths in this age group.
  • Almost 33 drivers under the age of 25 are involved in fatal crashes every day.
  • In 2008, 4,650,000 collisions involved drivers under the age of 25 –11,900 fatal.

National Safety Council

The College of Lake County's Judicial Services Department offers the two powerful National Safety Council's "Alive at 25" program for teen drivers and their parents.

Alive at 25 – Teen Drivers

Vehicle crashes are the number one 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 Alive at 25 to specifically target drivers in this age group.

Since 1995, more than 400,000 young adults have learned life-saving defensive driving skills through DDC-Alive at 25.  In a recent study by the Colorado State Patrol, 93% of the Alive at 25 participants said they would change their driving behavior afterwards. This highly interactive four-hour program teaches young drivers how to take control of situations by taking responsibility for their own driving behavior.

Our Alive at 25 instructors use workbook exercises, interactive media segments, group discussions, role-playing, and short lectures to help young drivers develop convictions and strategies that will keep them safer on the road by:

  • Designing the program for drivers between 16 & 20 years of age.
  • Teaching drivers how to take control of situations.
  • Helping drivers learn to take responsibility for their driving behavior.
  • Helping young drivers develop strategies that will keep them safe on the road.

"Alive at 25" High School Volunteer Registration Form for Teens (PDF)

Alive at 25 Parent Program

To properly prepare teens to drive, parents must have a clear understanding of the risks. That's why the National Safety Council developed the Alive at 25 Parent Program. The three-hour course identifies those risks and helps parents reinforce basic driving skills and good decision-making to help teens become safe, responsible, and defensive drivers.

This innovative program gets parents involved in training their teens to drive safely and responsibly by:

  • Encouraging parent/teen partnership from learning to drive through independent driving.
  • Offering practical solutions so parents can take responsibility to reduce the unique risks and hazards teen drivers face.
  • Helping parents understand teens' need for defensive driver training.
  • Examining how to approach Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) laws, in addition to those related to safety belts, speeding, and alcohol and drugs.

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