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
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.. Additional course information is located at the NDTC web page.
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. Additional Young Driver Risk Reduction Course information is located at the YDRRC web page.