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This site is for parents, teens and businesses in Allen County, Indiana. The site has information that can help parents prepare teen drivers for the road ahead. The goal is to reduce teen deaths on local roads!



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 In Tribute

Drive Alive co-founder

Ralph Taylor









Drive Alive Ralph Taylor Award for Driver Education 2014 Recipients

Andrew Hattaway
Sophomore at Northrop High School

Lakeisha Bonner
Senior at South Side High School

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Eyes Forward: Drive Alive


Summer Safety




Road Construction Safety

  • Watch for Signs:  Watch for orange ďRoad Construction AheadĒ signs and be prepared for stopped or slowing traffic. Follow all lane restrictions as posted.

  • Don't tailgate:  Most injuries and deaths in work zones are caused by rear-end collisions.  Obey speed limits, don't tailgate and keep your brakes maintained so you can stop in time. 

  • Use your signals:  Signal all lane changes.  Do not cut other vehicles off or change lanes across solid white lines.

  • Buckle up:  Make sure all occupants in your vehicle are properly secured with a seat belt or child safety seat. Seat belts save lives and help prevent minor crashes from becoming major catastrophes.

  • Don't drive distracted:  Do not engage in distracting behavior such as talking on a cell phone, texting, changing radio stations, eating, applying makeup, or talking to passengers.

Avoid congested road conditions often associated with construction zones by seeking alternate routes of travel. Learn the locations of road construction zones before you depart by visiting http://www.trafficwise.in.gov/ or calling 1-800-261-ROAD (7623).


Road Safety

  • Make sure you are well rested. A fatigued driver is a dangerous driver.

  • Avoid tailgating; remember the two-second rule.

  • Make sure everyone is buckled up. ALWAYS!

  • Don't drive distracted . Put the phone down.

  • Move over and slow down for emergency and highway service vehicles.  It is law in Indiana.

  • Keep an Emergency Kit.  Your vehicle emergency kit should include: water, food, a charged cell phone, flash light, fire extinguisher,
    a first aid kit.

  • Let someone know your travel route and itinerary.

Waterway Safely

  • Indiana law requires the operator of a motorboat with an engine of more than 10 horsepower to carry a valid driverís license.

  • Individuals who are 15 years of age or older and do not have a driverís license may operate a motorboat or private watercraft only after they complete a boater education course approved by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. They must have an Indiana identifi cation card on board.

  • Individuals younger than 15 years of age may not operate a motorboat with an engine of more than 10 horsepower, or a personal watercraft.

  • Individuals with a suspended driverís license may not operate a motorboat. If you operate your motorboat recklessly, when intoxicated, or break private watercraft laws, you may have points assessed against your driverís license.

  • On Indiana boundary waters, Indiana residents operating a motorboat or private watercraft are required to carry an Indiana driverís license. Residents of other states are not required to carry a driverís license unless they are operating a motorboat or private watercraft in an embayment, river, or stream in Indiana.

Contact the Indiana Department of Natural Resources for more information.
The DNR Customer Service Center staff can answer questions at (317) 232-4200 or (877) 463-6367. The center is at 402 West Washington Street, Room W160A, Indianapolis. It is open 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Sources: Indiana BMV, DNR and Indiana State Police



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