Traffic crashes are the #1 cause of death for people between the ages of 16 and 24, accounting for 44% of teen deaths in the United States.
More than 3,800 young drivers are killed every year in traffic crashes. Approximately 30% of crashes killing young drivers involve alcohol.
Young drivers between the ages of 16 and 24 represent the largest group of problem drivers on the road. We need to go beyond basic driver's education and teach critical defensive driving techniques to young drivers once they have received their license and feel confident and "experienced". Providing this additional training is a must in order to make our nation's highways safer now and in the future.
The Alive at 25 program is focused on you adults between the age of 15-24. The purpose of this program is to educate young drivers to adopt safer driving practices, take responsibility for their behavior in driving situations and to be aware of peer pressure and environmental distractions.
Alive at 25 is a defensive driving course developed by the National Safety Council and is designed to prevent car crashes involving young drivers. Oklahoma Safety Council offers this course to drivers ages 15-24 FREE of charge through a grant from the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office; it is taught exclusively by trained police officers driver’s education instructors and is taught in one 4 hour session.