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Courts can decrease recidivism and motor vehicle collisions by teaching young drivers to understand and avoid risks specific to their driving habits and social situations.
Texas legislation requres a defendant younger than 25 convicted of a moving violation, during the deferral period, to complete a six-hour defensive driving course and possibly an additional live, four-hour defensive driving course designed for drivers younger than 25.
The requirements for this course are based on the
Alive at 25 course created by the National Safety Council.
Alive at 25 is a highly effective four-hour course that complements standard driver education programs and is also ideal for young drivers who incur traffic violations. Through interactive media, workbook exercises, class discussions and role play, young drivers develop convictions and strategies that will keep them safe on the road.
The third edition has a strong focus on decision-making skills. Practice and on-the-spot defensive driving techniques help change bravado into confidence. In addition to language that resonates with young adults, the course emphasizes classroom participation. Teens are encouraged to join in non-threatening, non-judgmental discussions exploring how changing driving behavior makes personal, legal and financial sense.
Alive at 25 has been adopted by more states, high schools and courts for graduated licensing and traffic violator programs than any other driver training program for young adults.
Course Length: 65 minutes
Course Length: 60 minutes
Course Length: 50 minutes
NSC is committed to providing effective, relevant, up-to-date driver improvement programs that help motorists drive safely, courteously and defensively. The goal is to prevent collisions and violations, and to reduce fatalities, injuries and costs to society.