|National Safety Council Honors U of M's "Alive at 25" Teen Driving Program
For release: August 3, 2007
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The National Safety Council has honored the University of Memphis’ “Alive at 25” teen driver safety program with its Best Performance Award. The award recognizes organizations that lead the way in training safer drivers. This is the second year the NSC has recognized the University’s work with teenage drivers.
The award will be presented in October at the National Safety Congress and Expo in Chicago.
“Alive at 25” is offered to freshmen at a dozen area high schools, including Germantown, Collierville, Houston, Memphis University School, Millington, Bolton, and Christian Brothers. More than 1,700 students complete the training each year.
The program was created by the NSC and is administered through the U of M’s Department of Professional and Continuing Education. It was first offered at Germantown and Collierville in 1996.
The program stresses driver responsibility and the devastating impact that drivers’ poor judgment can have on parents, passengers, siblings, and victims in other vehicles.
For more information about “Alive at 25” or the U of M’s Continuing and Professional Education program, call Dr. Vicki Murrell at 901/678-2877.
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