Alive at 25: Program Info
A Program to Save Teen Driver’s Lives
This young driver intervention program zeroes in on drivers between the ages of 16 and 24 – the group most likely to be involved in fatal collisions. This highly interactive four-hour program teaches young drivers how to take control of situations by taking responsibility for their own driving behavior. The program will be presented to all juniors during their health classes. For students with HEALTH during the first semester, the program will be given a week in November. For students with HEALTH second semester the class will offered April. In order to obtain a parking permit on campus in their senior year, all juniors must attend ALL 5 class sessions.
- · Session 1: Why are We at Risk?
- · Session 2: You be the Judge.
- · Session 3: Taking Control.
- · Session 4: Taking Charge!
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 DDC-Alive at 25 to specifically target drivers in this age group.
Since 1995, more than 400,000 young adults have learned life-saving defensive driving skills through DDC-Alive at 25.
In a recent study by the Colorado State Patrol, 93% of DDC- Alive at 25 participants said they would change their driving behavior afterwards.
This highly interactive four-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 DDC-Alive at 25 instructors 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.
DDC-Alive at 25 teaches young adults that:
- 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.
- 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.
Attendance for Junior’s during the Alive at 25 Program:
Please be aware that attendance during ALL 5 days of the Alive at 25 is MANDATORY. If you miss two or more days during the program you will NOT be able to obtain a parking permit for the first semester of your senior year. If you know that you are going to miss one day, please plan to meet with your junior health teacher after school one day so you can receive the lesson you are going to miss. This is only for emergencies and needs to be pre-planned. Attendance to the program is required in order to obtain parking permit for your senior year.
A parent or guardian must complete a distracted driving lesson designated by the high school in order for your child to obtain a permit to park on the North Hunterdon High School campus in his/her senior year.
North Hunterdon High School is now offering an online program to fulfill this requirement. The program is through the North360 for Parents portal. Please click on the following link to go to North360 for Parents – https://nh360parent.nhvweb.
The distracted driving lesson is entitled “5 Ways to Keep Your Teen Safer Behind the Wheel”. It should appear under Featured when you sign in. Please complete the full lesson in order to fulfill the parent requirement. Please complete the lesson before the end of June.
If you have completed Alive at 25 parent program or other distracted driving program offered by the high school in the two school years prior to your child’s senior year, you have fulfilled the parent requirement. (Ex: If your child is a senior in the 2017-2018 school year, attendance at a program in 2015-2016 or 2016-2017 counts). If you have attended twice previously for other children, you do not have to take the program again. The online program is for anyone that did not previously attend the distracted driving program.
Information on obtaining a parking permit will be sent to you and your child in August.