For release: October 25, 2013
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843
The National Safety Council has presented a Best Performance Award for 2012 to Alive
at 25, a defensive driving course offered through the University of Memphis. This
is the sixth year the U of M program has been so honored. This award is one of the
highest given by the National Safety Council.
During the past year, Alive at 25 was taught to 3,445 high school students. Participating
schools included Arlington, Bartlett, Bolton, Collierville, Germantown and Houston
public high schools, as well as private schools Briarcrest Christian, CBHS, Fayette
Academy, Lausanne, MUS, St. Agnes, St. Benedict, St. Mary’s and Tipton Rosemark Academy.
The program is also used by the Traffic Division of the Shelby County Juvenile Court.
The program discusses decisions that students make while driving or riding in a motor
vehicle. It also talks about the effects of alcohol or drug use, peer pressure, speeding
and other unsafe driving practices. The study of state and local laws is also a part
of the Alive at 25 curriculum. Probably the most important facet of the course is
the emphasis that every decision has a consequence.
The course is offered by the University of Memphis through the National Safety Council.
It is taught by a licensed certified instructor from the U of M.
For more information about Alive at 25, either as an individual class or as a program
for a school, call 901-678-6000.