Automobile collisions have been the leading cause of death for American teens for generations. Impact Teen Drivers is a course dedicated to reducing and reversing this pervasive yet 100% preventable crisis. Impact's mission is to change the culture of driving forever thereby saving lives not only in this generation of drivers, but also in all future generations of drivers.
Statistics and Young Drivers
Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death for people ages 16 to 24.
Three out of four deaths in this age group are caused by traffic crashes.
According to 2007 statistics from the City of Edmond Traffic Engineering Department, 62% of automobile crashes involved a driver in this age group.
Program Format and Content
The program consists of one two-hour course taught by Edmond Police Officers.
The program is focused on behaviors and decision-making skills displayed by young passengers and drivers.
Instructors have candid conversations with students about what can happen if they practice risky behavior or make other poor decisions behind the wheel of an automobile.
Discussions and interactive teaching tools explore behaviors and their implications.
A Court-Ordered Program
The course is a court-ordered directive for drivers in the 16-24 age group who have violated City of Edmond traffic ordinances.
Who to Contact about the Program
Questions about the program can be directed to Lt. Todd Strader by email or by calling (405) 359-4442.