Each year, about 1 crash occurs for every 6 licensed drivers under the
age of 25, resulting in about 5 million crashes and more than 9,000 fatalities.
Alive at 25, an interactive 4-hour instructor-led course, shows young drivers how to take greater
responsibility for their driving behavior. Whereas driver education teaches the mechanics of car and road handling
and state law, Alive at 25 focus on behavior, judgment, decision making and consequences an provide tools for
making positive choices.
Since 1995 more than 1.4 million young adults have learned life-saving defensive
driving skills from Alive at 25. It addresses the number one cause of death for driver 15 to 24 – motor vehicle
crashes – and has been adopted by many states and courts for graduated licensing and traffic violators
Alive at 25 also serves as an excellent complement to standard driver education programs. Through
interactive media segments, workbook exercises, class discussions and role playing, young drivers develop
convictions and strategies that keep them safe on the road. The course includes six compelling videos featuring
young driver statistics, hazard recognition, handling peer pressure, making positive choices and more.
four teaching sessions include:
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What young adult drivers will learn
Businesses that adopt the
Alive at 25 program as their driver safety training for staff who are young adult drivers show their commitment to
safety for employees, their families and the public. This training can also help to improve an organization’s
bottom line, lower worker’s compensation insurance costs, decrease fleet premiums, reduce liability exposure and
create a culture of safety.
Courts that use the Alive at 25 in their
ticket dismissal program provide new direction for young drivers who incur traffic violations and combat young
driver fatality rates by changing driver attitudes and behaviors. The program also allows courts to reduce court
congestion and decrease case workloads.
Law Enforcements, High Schools and
Community Colleges who offer Alive at 25 as part of the graduated driver licensing (GDL), learning-to-drive ,
or driver education process proactively teach young drivers how to make good driving decisions and how to address
peer pressure, distractions and driving hazards before they encounter those situations. Several High Schools
across the nation have made significant savings on their parking lot liability coverage since mandating Alive at
25 for all students wishing to drive on and/or park on school property.
Adult Drivers ages 15 24 who take the Alive at 25 course gain a new awareness of roadway safety and defensive
driving helping them to reduce risk of collisions, dismiss traffic tickets, avoid insurance increases, qualify for
court supervision and fulfill court ordered driver education.
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Only National Safety
Council DDC Alive at 25 certified instructors working for a DDC Training Center may teach Alive at 25.
In addition to being able to present technical information on safe driving practices in a knowledgeable, accurate
and effective manner, the DDC Alive at 25 instructors must also be able to attain a highly facilitative role by:
The 2½-day DDC Alive at 25 Instructor
Development Course will train the candidate instructor to work with the largest group of at-risk drivers using
materials and topics they identify with. The purpose of this course is to provide the knowledge and skills
instructors need in order to teach the DDC Alive at 25 programs.
DDC Alive at 25 places strong emphasis on
group discussion and on facilitation skills that guide participants to think and form reasoned judgments. There is
very little lecture or presentation of information. Instead, the instructor guides participants to form their own
conclusions about the consequences of risky driving behavior and their ability to control their own driving
behavior. The Instructor Development Course will prepare the candidate instructor for this highly interactive
Candidates who best fit the role as a successful DDC Alive at 25 Instructor would be:
The candidate must teach a
minimum of two DDC Alive at 25 courses. After teaching your two probationary classes, your DDC Training Center’s
administrator is to sign and return the Universal Certification Form issued to you during the Instructor
Development Course to the National Safety Council.
You will receive a serialized Instructor Credential which
is good for one year. The first year of the credential was paid when you enrolled in the Instructor Development
Course. After that it is renewable on a yearly basis. After certification, the NSC provides the instructor with a
one year subscription to the Instructor’s Certification Subscription Service. This service includes the
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DDC Alive at 25 Instructor Development Course
Fee: Members $325; Nonmembers $415
DDC Alive at 25 Instructor Development Course registration fees and course time frames may vary at locations. Contact the National Safety Council at 800-621-7619 or the Administering Office prior to registering for an Instructor Development Course to confirm pricing and course date, complete a DDC Training Center agreement and discuss training options if you are interested in teaching DDC Alive at 25 to the general public (i.e. individuals other than those persons associated with your organization.)
Generally, your registration fee includes the DDC Alive at 25 Instructor Certification Package only. Additional teaching materials are required and must be purchased separately through the Administering Office.
* Some Training Centers and Chapters may require the candidate instructor to attend an actual Alive at 25 class before the two day Instructor Development Course.Due to state and local rules on instructor certification this offer may vary at some locations. Contact
the administering office or NSC Chapter for additional information and availability.