The Alabama Traffic Safety Center at the University of Montevallo serves the State of Alabama through the delivery of training, educational programming and technical assistance in the areas of driver, motorcycle, boating and other traffic related topics.
Motorcycle Safety Program
The goal of the Alabama Motorcycle Safety Program, nationally recognized by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, is to provide quality motorcycle rider training.
The program provides Motorcycle Safety Foundation training courses at sites throughout Alabama, offering beginner rider training through the Basic Rider Course (BRC), and experienced riders can opt for the BRC2 Course-Skills Plus.
Safe Driver Seminar
The Safe Driver seminar is a specialized one-day hands-on driving course offered to corporate groups and individuals in an effort to reduce driving risks. The seminar is taught utilizing classroom instruction, simulation and practical driving experiences.
The cost of the class is $150.00 per student. Upon completion of the class, students will receive a certificate of completion that serves as documentation of training.
Driving Skills Rodeo
The Driving Skills Rodeo challenges drivers to display their driving abilities through the demonstration of vehicle handling on a closed set driving course. The friendly, competitive nature of this event allows corporate drivers to test and hone their safe handling skills in a fun filled atmosphere.
The Driving Skills Rodeo is recommended for drivers who operate a corporate or personal vehicle for sales, service, supervision, delivery or other company-related objectives.
The Alabama Traffic Safety Center has more than 25 years of experience in the delivery of Driving Skills Rodeos. The Rodeos are an enjoyable teambuilding experience that reiterates your company’s value of safe driving practices.
Teen Driver Courses
The Alabama Traffic Safety Center at the University of Montevallo attempts to address the young driver crash problem through the delivery of two one-day courses. These two courses have been developed based upon novice and recently licensed driver crash risk factors.
Based upon the crash statistics of teen drivers in Alabama, specific course content and hands-on driving tasks are integrated into a full day of developmental driving activities.
The Novice Driver Training Course (NDTC) is geared for a young driver holding a learner’s license (permit). This course focuses on basic vehicle control and proper execution of fundamental driving skills. Extensive use of line-of-sight and path-of-travel principles are taught to support the development of low risk driving habits. Such topics as targeting, smooth braking, cornering and acceleration will be emphasized utilizing the Skid Monster driver training vehicle. Because of the specialized nature of the fundamental concepts taught in this course, the course incorporates a student instructor ratio of 3 students per instructor, a total of 6 students per class.
The Young Driver Risk Reduction Course (YDRRC) is offered to teen drivers up to age 19 who have a valid driver’s license. In this course, students will experience classroom, simulation and hands-on driving activities. Students will be exposed to those risk factors dominating the crash involvement of recently licensed teen drivers. This course incorporates risk management activities and low risk driving concepts.
The Boating Safety course acquaints boaters with the laws, rules and procedures for safe boat operation in Alabama.
Successful completion of the course and exam makes a person eligible for the Alabama boating license endorsement, as mandated by the Alabama Boating Safety Reform Act of 1994. As of April 28, 1999, Alabama boaters are required to have the vessel endorsement on their driver’s license.
These courses are offered through the cooperation of the Alabama Marine Police, who provide the Alabama Boating Basics book and other literature free of charge to all course participants.
- Eight hours total class time
- 3 weeknights over two weeks
- Must be at least 12 years of age
- Limited enrollment
- First come, first served
- Must be pre-registered
Scheduling A Course
Any school, church, company or other group may schedule a Boating Safety Course. With a minimum of 20 pre-paid participants, arrangements can be made to hold the course at your site. In this case, a suitable room for conducting class must be provided. These courses should be scheduled in advance.