Motor vehicle crashes are the #1 cause of death for young adults in this country. People under 21 years of age make up about 16% of the drivers in Illinois. But those same drivers account for 24% of those killed in traffic accidents.
DDC-Alive at 25 zeroes in on the key issues that put new drivers in jeopardy- inexperience, distraction, peer pressure, and a tendency to underestimate risk. This highly interactive four-hour program teaches young adults to take control of situations- as drivers and passengers- by changing their attitudes and taking responsibility for their own driving behavior.
This one-time class is a worthwhile learning experience, and a valuable supplement to driver's education. It is an educational extra step designed to help make younger drivers safer on the highway, and more able to handle the responsibilities of operating a motor vehicle.
But don't take our word for it.
With over 500,000 participants, DDC-Alive at 25 has been used nationwide by schools, courts, and state patrols in their graduated drivers license and violator programs.
Please call the Rock Valley College Traffic Safety Program at (815) 921-3940 to enroll your younger driver in this class. Classes will be presented at convenient times with a minimum of 15 students and a maximum of 25.
Alive at 25 is a curriculum developed by the National Safety Council. Content on this web page is being presented with permission from the National Safety Council. The NSC retains all rights to this information.
Did you know that in the United States...
Motor vehicle crashes are the #1 cause of death for people in the 16 to 24 age group? In fact, 3 out of 4 deaths in this age group are caused by traffic crashes.
14% of all drivers are between the ages of 16 to 24, yet:
28% of all collisions involve drivers in this age group.
21% of people who die in crashes with other vehicles are in this age group.
33% of people who die in crashes with fixed objects are in this age group.
29% of no collision crashes (car rolling over, leaving the road, etc.) involve people in this age group.
25% of people who die in crashes with trains are people in this age group.
Safety belt use by people ages 16 to 24 is the LOWEST level for any age group.
EVERY DAY 29 people between the ages of 16 and 24 die in a traffic crash.
47% of all traffic fatalities involving 16 to 24-year-olds are alcohol-related.
EVERY DAY 13 people between the ages of 16 and 24 die in an alcohol-related crash.