Ready for the Road? Youth Driver Safety Course
Ready for the Road? is a course specifically created to meet the needs of younger drivers (ages 16-21). The purpose of the course is to help participants recognize that their inexperience and casual attitudes toward driving can cause violations, collisions, injury and death, and also encourages participants to adopt safer approaches to driving.
Based on the results of research on young traffic offenders undertaken at the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety, the course strongly emphasizes discussion rather than lecture. Students have the opportunity to discuss their attitudes and feelings related to such topics as peer pressure, intentional risk taking, hazard recognition and accepting responsibility for the choices they make while driving.
Facilitators for the course are selected not only for their knowledge of driver safety techniques, but also for their proven ability to work effectively with young people and create an atmosphere conducive to open and meaningful discussions.
Course topics include: