The “Collision Avoidance Training” program is a 12-hour behind-the-wheel advanced driver training program that has been proven successful reducing teenage crashes, injuries and deaths. The program is designed to provide teens with knowledge and training that prepares them for the emergency situations they encounter daily on our highways. Teens completing this program are 90% less likely to be involved in a crash and 50% less likely to receive a traffic citation compared to teens of the same age with comparable driving experience. Endorsed and recommended by law enforcement agencies.
Governor's Council for Young Adult Drivers
The success and effectiveness of NTSA programs are due to our commitment to listen to young drivers and present a message in a manner that is meaningful to them. This program evolved from that philosophy. Teenagers and adults tend to view problems differently. This Advisory Council of the Governor is made up of teenagers appointed by the Governor to provide the Governor and Cabinet with traffic issues they feel should be addressed and recommendations. The Council submits an annual report on the problems of teenage automobile crashes as well as recommendations on effective programs to address the problem. The council also evaluates and recommends changes in current traffic laws that affect young drivers.
High School Seat Belt Challenge
A fun competetion among local high schools sponsored by the schools service groups. Designed to increase seat belt compliance by drivers and passengers.
Student Safety Week
In recognition of the efforts of students to reduce the devastation and human suffering caused by automobile crashes. A Proclamation by the Governor recognizes this week in May and urges all residents to recognize and support traffic safety during this week.
Cops Car Wash
This annual event is the finale of Student Safety Week. Brings together law enforcement and High school students in a car wash to raise funds and awareness for traffic safety programs in their community.
This program utilizes parents who have lost children in automobile crashes as speakers in high schools and civic clubs. Use of visual aids and honest heart felt stories commands tremendous respect from audiences of all ages. Participants leave the assembly with a new respect for the dangers and responsibilities of operating an automobile.
A unique way to encourage seat belt use by drivers and passengers that rewards drivers caught wearing their seat belts.
First Time Drivers
For teens applying for their learner's permit.
Novice Drivers I
For teens learning to drive and have a learner's permit.
Novice Drivers II
For teens that have completed Novice Drivers 1 and just prior to getting their operator's license.