|Alive at 25 is a survival course developed by the National Safety Council and is designed to prevent the number one killer of teens, automobile crashes. Alive at 25 is taught by off duty Deputy Sheriffs and Municipal Police Officers. The course is delivered in one 4½ hour program which focuses on the behaviors and decision-making paradigms that young drivers and passengers display behind the wheel. Instructors hold candid conversations with students about what can happen if they practice risky behavior or make other poor decisions in an automobile.
These behaviors and their implications are explored in-depth through a combination of subject discussions and interactive teaching tools including:
DDC-Alive at 25 teaches young adults that:
- Risk identification
- Interactive video participation
- Experience sharing with peers
- Role-playing in various driving situations
- Driving law review-local and traffic
- 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.
- People in their age group are more likely to be hurt or killed in a vehicle crash.
- Inexperience, distractions, and peer pressure cause unique driving hazards.
- Speeding, alcohol, and "party drugs" greatly increase their risk of injury or death.
For more information or to register for a class in your area, contact Sgt. Erin Morris at (843) 255-3308 or contact the South Carolina National Safety Council at:
455 St. Andrews Road, Building D, Ste 1
Columbia SC 29210