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Alive at 25 is a young driver intervention program developed by the National Safety Council for drivers between 15 and 24 years of age. Alive at 25 was implemented in Utah in 2007. This course is a 4-hour program that focuses on the decision making processes and behaviors that young drivers and passengers display in a motor vehicle and is designed to prevent the number one killer of teens, automobile crashes.
Alive at 25 is taught exclusively by off-duty law enforcement officers who hold candid conversations with students about what can happen if they practice risky behavior or make other poor decisions in an automobile.
Driving behaviors and their implications are explored in-depth through a combination of subject discussions and interactive teaching tools including:
Alive at 25 is currently being taught at several high schools and courts throughout Utah. This course qualifies for a 50 point reduction on a Utah Driver License.
The Alive at 25 course is specifically designed for 15-24 year olds. If you are over 25 years old, this course will not fulfill requirements set forth by the agency referring you to attend a Defensive Driving Course. Please register for the Defensive Driving Course here.
To properly prepare teens to drive, parents must have a clear understanding of the risks they face. That's why the National Safety Council developed the Online Alive at 25 Parent Program. This two-hour internet-based course is designed for parents of teenagers who will be getting their learner permit or driver license. This course identifies potential risks, and helps parents reinforce basic driving skills and good decision making to help teens become safe, responsible and defensive drivers. Click here to access the Alive at 25 Parent Program. Select “Purchase Course” and enter the code UTAH to receive a $5 discount making the course only $19.95.
YouTube Video: Prom Crash
Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for young people between the ages of 15-24. Young drivers in Utah were involved in 20,548 motor vehicle crashes which resulted in 9,700 injured persons and 80 deaths in 2010. The Utah Safety Council has produced this video to help young drivers take a personal look at their own behavior behind the wheel.
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