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Tribal Transportation Outreach
Training Opportunities

For more information or to request training for the opportunities listed below, please complete the Technical Assistance Form.

Alive at 25-Defensive Driving Course

Alive at 25 is a highly interactive 4.5-hour program targeted toward drivers under the age of 25 that helps young drivers take greater responsibility for their driving. Alive at 25 incorporates Reality Therapy and Choice™ Theory techniques to help participants identify the five basic needs that drive human behavior. Whereas driver education teaches the mechanics of car and road handling and state law, Alive at 25 focuses on behavior, judgment, decision making and consequences, and provides tools for making positive choices. A portion of the course features the Moment of Impact video, detailing a fatal drunk-driving car crash in Mandan, ND.

All students who complete the course may qualify for an insurance discount and a point reduction. This training is FREE to all Native American students who attend school/reside within a reservation in North Dakota.

Buckle Up with Bucky

Buckle Up with Bucky is a child passenger safety program written by Penny Andrist, M.S. and Gail Benson, M.Ed. They have spent over 16 years teaching together - first in an elementary school and now as presenters to kids, parents, and teachers.

This presentation creates a fun and easy way for EMS staff and our tribal outreach coordinator to communicate with children about seat belt safety. We collaborate with local/tribal EMS services (Ambulance, Fire, Police Officers) to come into your classroom and do a 30-minute presentation that will cover the who, where, when, and how of child passenger safety. The Buckle Up with Bucky curriculum consists of questions and answer time with staff, a storybook featuring Bucky, the seatbelt, a short video that reinforces what the presenter covered, and a short tour of an EMS vehicle (when available). This training is FREE to everyone.

Child Passenger Safety Awareness Class

Safe Kids Worldwide developed this class to generate awareness for the importance of utilizing car seats and seat belts to save lives. This course is designed to last 1-2 hours and is intended for any member of the community, particularly parents, grandparents, and children. Eventually, this course will correspond with tribal car seat distribution and car seat safety checks. This training is FREE to Native American communities.

NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050
(701)231-7767info@ugpti.org