Traffic crashes are the leading cause of teen fatalities, accounting for 44% of teen deaths in the U.S.
Research shows the leading cause of young driver accidents involve one or a combination of the following factors:
As a young driver or passenger, you can greatly reduce your risk by taking control of the situation. Committing to learning or changing your driving behavior makes personal, legal and financial sense.
This highly interactive 4 ½ hour program encourages young drivers between the ages of 16 and 24 to take responsibility for their driving behavior. Skill practices and on-the-spot defensive driving techniques help change bravado to confidence.
Our Alive at 25 instructors are Sonoma County Deputy Sheriffs and other local police agency officers. They use personal examples and even humor to get their point across. They use workbook exercises, interactive media segments, group discussions, role-playing, and short lectures to help young drivers develop convictions and strategies that will keep them safer on the road.
Alive at 25 is a driver’s awareness program, which is different from driver's education. This course is not a behind the wheel driving course. Alive at 25 is designed to teach young drivers to be aware of many of the typical driving hazards facing young motorists and to give them the skills to make good decisions that can save lives.
Anyone between the ages of 14-24 is welcome to take the course. You do not have to have a learner's permit or a driver's license. You will receive a certificate of course completion at the end of the course. If you are court ordered to attend the class, it is your responsibility to report your completion to the court directly.
Vehicle crashes are the #1 cause of death for people between the ages of 16 and 24. The National Safety Council, a leader in driver improvement training for more than 40 years, developed Alive at 25 to specifically target drivers in this age group.
Alive at 25 teaches young adults that:
How do I register for an Alive at 25 course?
You can register for an Alive at 25 by contacting the Community Education Department of the Santa Rosa Junior College.
The National Law Enforcement Curriculum Alive at 25 program, a partnership of the National Safety Council, Colorado State Patrol and Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation, is a nationwide effort intended to create a national collaboration of law enforcement agencies who have internalized the mission of reducing automobile crashes involving young drivers and passengers.