Safe on the Road

Roadway Safety

Safe on the Road

Through technological advancements, automobiles are safer than they ever have been. Years of advertisements and public information campaigns have made most of us safer drivers. In 2011, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the U.S. logged the lowest accident fatality rate ever recorded.

However, the number of auto crashes and fatalities nationwide is still quite staggering.  In 2011, 32,367 people were killed in police-reported motor vehicle traffic crashes – and over 2.2 million people were injured.  Automobile crashes are the leading cause of death for people between the ages of 3 and 34 in United States.

Most car crashes are the result of human error. The best way to reduce the risk of being involved in a collision is to know and practice safe driving techniques. For drivers of all skill levels, it's a good idea to review the basic rules of driving safety. 

Driver Education

Teen and Adult Driver Education courses are taught by highly trained instructors who have years of experience. At our courses, we teach: how to prevent head-on, rear-end, and intersection collisions as well as preventing pedestrian, train, bicycle, motorcycle, animal, and fixed object accidents. These courses also provide information on passing safely, use of child restraints and safety belts, and explores the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

In 2012, Nebraska, teenage drivers accounted for nearly 25% of all reported crashes and over 10% of all traffic fatalities. These numbers are even more shocking considering teens only represented 6.1% of all licensed drivers.

The Nebraska Office of Highway Safety confirms that teens who complete driver education are less likely to be issued a citation or be involved in an accident.

Defensive Driving

Defensive Driving is a driving method utilizing strategies that enable motorists to address identified hazards. These strategies go well beyond instruction on basic traffic laws and procedures. Taking defensive driving classes helps individuals learn driving skills that can reduce car crashes and fatalities.

From new drivers to senior citizen-specific courses, we offer a full lineup of defensive driving courses – and our workplace safe driving programs are a wise investment for any company that has employees driving as part of their job duties.

Alive at 25

Traffic crashes are the #1 killer of teens. Every year, young drivers are involved in more than 6 million collisions, resulting in 14,000 fatalities.

Although young drivers only represent 13% of all licensed drivers, they cause 28% of all traffic crashes and 24% of all fatal crashes. By understanding the risks and hazards a teen driver faces while behind the wheel, teens and their parents can work together to keep them safe.

Senior Drivers

Our Senior Driving Program can help older adults continue to safely drive on Nebraska’s roads for as long as possible. As we age, it’s important to know and understand how to adjust to slower reflexes, weaker vision, and other physical changes. This program is for any older adult driver who would like to assess and improve their driving skills to reduce risk to themselves, their passengers, and others on the road.

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Nebraska

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