|Driving Program Receives National Safety Council Award
For release: Oct. 17, 2006
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The National Safety Council has honored the University of Memphis' "Alive at 25" teen driver training program with its Trend Setter Award.
The award will be presented at the National Safety Congress and Exposition in San Diego in November.
"Alive at 25" is offered to freshmen at local high schools, including Germantown, Houston, Collierville, and Memphis University School. More than 1,000 students complete the training each year.
"We hope to extend our reach into other area schools," said Dr. Vicki Sallis Murrell, director of professional and continuing education. "Our program goes beyond what typical Driver's Ed courses provide, and we know that it saves lives."
The NSC introduced Defensive Driving Courses (DDC) in 1964. The program is now offered worldwide. There are seven standard instructor-certified programs and 11 state-specific certified programs. The United States alone has more than 7,000 certified DDC instructors.
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