Young drivers are encouraged to attend "Alive at 25" education class

MOSCOW, ID - Car accidents are the leading cause of death among teens, and the Moscow Police Department is trying to keep young drivers safe through a free driver education program.

The Moscow Police Department offers an "Alive at 25" driving course a few times a year, and the next one is just a week away. Moscow Police Chief David Duke said the course focuses on the most common bad decisions that young drivers tend to make, such as not wearing a seat-belt and texting behind the wheel.

"Right now it's mostly inattentive and drinking and driving," said Duke. "Those are our major issues within our community, so that's something we emphasize in these courses."

The course is free to anyone between the ages of 14 and 24 years old, and you don't even need a driver's permit to participate. And depending on your provider, it could save you some money on your car insurance. The next class is at the Moscow Police station next Wednesday from 5:15 till 9:45 at night. You'll have to register online, and there are still about 19 open spots left. The website is