Five More Troopers Become “Alive at 25″ Instructors
Five Wyoming Troopers from across the State have successfully completed a 40 hour course of instruction to become “Alive At 25” instructors. The Troopers were presented their certificates by Wyoming Highway Patrol Lieutenant Colonel John Butler during a short awards ceremony held Friday morning in Cheyenne.
Wyoming Highway Patrol instructor Sergeant Duane Ellis says the graduating Troopers will now be able to provide a 4½ hour driver education course to young drivers age 14 – 24.The new instructors are required to either teach or co-teach a minimum of four “Alive At 25” classes each calendar year to remain certified. The goal of the Wyoming Highway Patrol is to have at least one “Alive At 25” instructor in each patrol division so that they can provide the course of instruction in every Wyoming community within that patrol district.
The “Alive At 25” course of instruction to the young drivers is designed by the National Safety Council. The course covers defensive driving, decision making and responsibility taking to the largest group of at-risk drivers using materials and topics they identify with. The young students gain awareness and develop strategies to keep them safe on the road.