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Alabama Traffic Safety Center

Young Driver Risk Reduction Course

The Alabama Traffic Safety Center at the University of Montevallo attempts to address the Young Driver crash problem through the delivery of a one-day course.  This course has been developed based upon 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 Alabama Traffic Safety Center at the University of Montevallo offers a one day seminar focusing on the driving needs of recently licensed individuals.

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 YDRRC is designed to address many of the problem areas encountered by younger, less experienced drivers. crash avoidance, skid control, defensive driving, and visual scanning techniques are a few of the topics covered. In addition, our professional instructors attempt to identify and reduce improper habits which often exist in less experienced drivers. Time is divided between interactive classroom activities, driving simulation, and in-car range driving exercises.

Since this is an advanced driving course, participants must be competent in all basic driving skills, including lane placement, steering, stopping, and decision making. This is not a basic driver education course, and is not designed to replace that training for young drivers. All course participants will receive a certificate of completion.