Alive at 25 website offers mobile-friendly registration for young adults

Young Idaho drivers have a new way to register online for the innovative driving course Alive at 25 – their smart phones.

Recently the Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation that manages the program throughout the U.S. installed a mobile friendly version for young adults to access the Alive at 25 website on their smart phones.

Alive at 25 is a free class offered by ITD and its law enforcement partners that is open to drivers 15 to 24 years of age who register online in advance at

The goal of the course is to help train safer drivers. Taught by law enforcement officers, the four and one-half hour program helps young drivers learn and adopt safe-driving practices, take responsibility for personal behavior in various driving situations and be more aware of typical driving hazards.

The instructors use group discussions, role-playing and videos to help these drivers develop convictions and strategies that will keep them safer on the road.

In 2012, more than 2,200 young Idaho drivers completed the course. This year, that number grew to 3,559. Since Idaho began offering the program in 2009, 7,870 young adults have attended Alive at 25 classes offered at locations throughout the state.

Statistically, drivers under the age of 25 are four times more likely to be involved in a serious motor vehicle accident than older drivers.  Research shows this is a result of one or a combination of the following factors:

  • Lack of awareness of the consequences of risk-taking behavior
  • Inexperience with the complexities of driving
  • Driving as a social activity
  • Peers in the vehicle with the young driver
  • Impaired driving
  • Speeding

In Idaho, 53 law enforcement officers representing 21 agencies are available to deliver Alive at 25 programs. The program is offered in cooperation with ITD, the Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation and the National Safety Council.

Published 12-13-13