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Every hour, about 30 teens are injured in motor vehicle crashes involving an inexperienced driver. Each day, seven will die in those collisions.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for young adults, and the numbers are climbing. Teen drivers are nearly three times more likely than drivers age 20 and older to be in a fatal crash.
Inexperience, coupled with risk-taking behavior, means a heightened crash risk for teens. While driver education and graduated driving licensing systems are effective, teens need additional training and guidance to change risky behaviors and improve decision-making skills.
Alive at 25® is a highly interactive program that teaches young adults how to make safe, respectful and legal driving decisions. Designed for drivers under age 25, the program complements national driver education programs, which focus on laws and vehicle handling. It teaches young drivers how to take control of situations by taking personal responsibility for their own actions, attitudes and driving behaviors.
The four-hour classroom course is available in English and Spanish. Learn more about Alive at 25.
Part of a parents' job is to make sure young drivers get the most comprehensive driving education available. This two-hour online course helps parents of young drivers identify risks their teens face and offers practical solutions to keep them safe. NSC encourages parents to participate in every aspect of your young driver’s journey.
The web-based Instructor Certification Course explains principles of the NSC Defensive Driving Courses and DDC safe driving techniques. It offers proven facilitation methods and the instructional standards and training skills to deliver a successful driver improvement program. The candidate instructor will learn the Alive at 25 course curriculum in detail during the eLearning Instructor Certification program.
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Since the Kentucky State Police started teaching Alive at 25 in 2004, the Commonwealth's death toll among teenage drivers age 16-19 dropped 60%. KSP continues to increase Alive at 25 instructors and classes across the Commonwealth, targeting counties with high crash locations.
A split second can impact lives forever. A call, a text, a poor decision behind the wheel – these young adults won't get a second chance, and neither will their loved ones.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of teen death. Learn what NSC is doing, and what you can do.
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