We hear about it on the news, and many of us have experienced it firsthand: car crashes claiming the lives of young people. We hear them being called, “accidents,” and think gloomily, “Accidents happen…another day, another tragedy.” This does not have to be!
Car crashes are 100% preventable
This one-hour free seminar is a valuable resource provided by Drive Smart of the Rockies designed for parents and teens to learn the driver license laws before handing over the keys. In this seminar, we discuss the need to educate teens to make responsible and respectful decisions while driving, the importance of the graduated driver license laws and the significant role of parents as an active partner in their child’s driver education.
By having the parent and the teen together in the room we ensure the facts are provided to both which helps to avoid future misunderstandings, sparks conversations between teens and parents, and can ease some of the stress involved in the learning to drive process. Participants will hear from DRIVE SMART, law enforcement and insurance experts on the following topics:
• The risks of young adult driving
• What GDL is and how it impacts you and your teen
• Tips on how to teach your young driver to be safe
• Adding a youth to your insurance policy
• Resources and guides to finding additional information
With the proven Impact Teen Driver, What Do You Consider Lethal? (WDCL) Program, Drive Smart of the Rockies instructors conduct classroom presentations at local high schools. This powerful and engaging evidence-based program is designed to help teens tackle the issue of reckless and distracted driving.
Motor vehicle crashes are not caused by involuntary or inevitable mistakes. Teens are as powerful as they are vulnerable, because most teen crashes involve voluntary choices. Throughout the class students are encouraged to explore the choices they make while driving. We emphasize the power teens have in making driving behavior choices that will keep them alive.
One- or two-days of presentations consisting of up to 6 sessions per day, are held during normal classroom schedules during the school year.
This highly interactive program encourages young drivers between the ages of 16 and 24 to take responsibility for their driving behavior. Our 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.Alive at 25 teaches young adults that:
Drive Smart of the Rockies, in partnership with the Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation, and the Brandon & Paul Foundation will dedicate a free Alive at 25 class for your high school students.