Other Programs

Automobile injuries and fatalities among young drivers are a major problem in America and pose the leading health risk to American teenagers today.

  • Persons between the ages of 16 and 21 years of age are more likely to die from car crashes than from all other causes of death.
  • The crash rate for 16-year olds is almost three times the rate of 18 year olds. Every year over 6,000 teenagers are killed in traffic crashes.
  • About 19 people in the age group of 15 to 20 years old die every day as a result of vehicle crashes.
  • About 1,800 people, ages 15 to 20 years old are injured every day as a result of vehicle crashes.
  • Providing pre-service and in-service training for instructors and instructor trainers for the D.A.T.E. program.
  • Provide Special Supervision Services to multiple offenders with a 5 or 10 year revocation, who demonstrate trustworthiness to drive again on a restricted basis.

Road Smart’s “Driving Skills for Life” crash avoidance course is a 2-hour video based course, designed to be delivered in a classroom setting, and teaches proven techniques on controlling vehicles in emergency and otherwise difficult situations. This program has been adopted and is being used by many high schools throughout Florida. The Road Smart videos feature student reporters and drivers working with a professional driver, certified to teach emergency driving techniques. Participants learn:

  • Proper braking techniques
  • How to regain control in a skid
  • How to control a car in a swerve
  • Off road recovery techniques
  • Straight line braking
  • Braking on a curve
  • Other safe driving techniques

This 2-hour course is video driven and can easily be taught by TLSAE, DUI, or DIP instructors with minimal self-training. Marketing of the course, other than to graduates of the TLSAE course, could be to church youth groups, Boy and Girl Scouts, YMCA, YWCA, etc. You may want to consider approaching your judges about using the course for court referred teen traffic offenders.