Young drivers are at a high risk when it comes to their early years of driving. We recently received some information from our local Claremore, OK police department about a program that they are promoting called Alive at 25. In reading the statistics of youthful drivers, I was shocked at how high the rate for accidents and injury is.
Did you know, more than 3,800 young drivers (young meaning between the ages of 16 and 24) are killed every year due to traffic accidents? And up to 30% of these incidents include alcohol! These are scary statistics. Parents with youthful drivers in Oklahoma should check with their local schools or police department to see if the Alive at 25 program is being offered for their children. In Rogers County, the Claremore Police Department has made this program available to all people between the ages of 14 and 24. And a person does not need to have a drivers license or a learners permit.
This would definitely be a course to check into for your young drivers. Not only does it prepare a driver for handling their inexperience behind the wheel, peer pressure from friends in the vehicle, and any other distractions, but it also provides awareness. Awareness may be helpful so that your youthful driver will not become one of these statistics.
If you would like more information, check out the Alive at 25 website at www.aliveat25.us. This could help many drivers learn what it means to be safe on the roads. It could potentially save lives. And it might provide a discount on your Oklahoma auto insurance.
RCI Insurance, located in Claremore Oklahoma, can help with any of your Oklahoma insurance needs. Please call us at 918-341-6081 or visit our website at http://www.rci-ins.com.