The Johnston County Drivers Education Program won the award for Training Center of the Year! This award, given by the National Safety Council, is to recognize the efforts of Alive at 25 instructors in their part of the Safe Driver Initiative to eliminate and prevent deaths among our young drivers.
Alive at 25 is a four-hour class taught within the two week Drivers Education course here in Johnston County. The focus is on teaching students the perils of drowsy, distrated, and under-the-influence driving, as well as the benefits of seatbelt usage, driving the speed limits, and following inclimate weather protocols.
Jamey Phillips, teacher at NJHS and Coordinator for JCPS Drivers Ed, explains, "We have 33 Drivers Ed instructors, and of those, 19 are specifically and specially certified to teach the Alive at 25 Class." There is an Alive at 25 certified teacher in each Johnston County high school drivers education program. AT NJHS, both Phillips and Lead Drivers Education Teacher, Morris Pate, are Alive at 25 instructors.
A special thank you to all our drivers education instructors, and congratulations of the recognition of your dedication through the presentation of this award!