Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens and young adults. Certainly a youthful driver’s lack of experience operating a vehicle affects their recognition and response to hazardous situations. Behavior, with all drivers, has a significant impact on the operation of a vehicle. Youthful drivers can be heavily impacted by peer pressure influencing these behaviors and their decision making.
Created by the National Safety Council, the Alive at 25 program was developed to reduce the frequency of youthful driver collisions and the resulting injuries and fatalities. Alive at 25 is led by local law enforcement officers, selected with a commitment to leading and guiding youth. These officers provide young drivers and passengers direction on how to take control of situations by taking responsibility of their own behavior, how to deal with peer pressure and how to make better decisions.
Early, Cassidy & Schilling is hosting an Alive at 25 program on Saturday, July 29th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 pm. If you have interest in empowering your child with the skills provided by the Alive at 25 program, please call or email Jeff Hixon at 240-864-9169 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program is free of charge; however, space is limited. The program also meets the state of Maryland MVA requirements for attending a driver improvement course required by the courts.
Early, Cassidy & Schilling
15200 Omega Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
*Note: This a program for the kids. The instructor, hired through Chesapeake Region Safety Council, is a local police officer. They will interact directly with the kids welcoming an open exchange and encouraging them to “verbalize” their thoughts/fears in their decision making process while on the road. As a result it is encouraged that the parents do not attend. Experience certainly tells us that the kids will be more vocal and honest in such an environment.