The Wyoming Highway Patrol is offering Alive at 25, a free, four-and-a-half hour driver awareness classroom seminar for those ages 15 through 24. The course takes place from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13 at the Northwest College Fagerberg Building, Room 70. In addition to Powell residents, participants are welcome from throughout the Bighorn Basin and beyond.

Alive at 25 is the only course of its kind in the nation taught exclusively by law enforcement officers. It is a survival course designed to teach young drivers to take responsibility for their behavior. Participants do not need to own a driver license or learner permit to participate.

The program addresses the most common causes of crashes involving young drivers: speeding, impaired driving, lack of awareness of the consequences of risk-taking behavior, inexperience with the complexities of driving, distractions and pressure from peers in the vehicle.

To pre-register, call Powell Valley Community Education at 307-754-6469, or stop by PVCE’s office in the West Campus Complex building at 1397 Fort Drum Drive in Powell. For more information or to register online, visit https://aliveat25.us or http://www.nwc.edu/pvce, Walk-ins are also accepted.

“A certificate of completion for Alive at 25 is required of students to graduate from PVCE’s summer driver education course,” says program coordinator Ingrid Eickstedt, “Taking Alive at 25 in advance is allowed and encouraged.” The more comprehensive summer driver education program is state-approved, occurs in June and costs $245. PVCE offers payment plans for those who request. For more details, contact Powell Valley Community Education (PVCE).

A state-approved driver education course includes at least thirty hours of classroom instruction, six hours of instruction behind the wheel, and six hours of in-car

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