Police Department, Community Programs
Responsible Adult Drivers (R.A.D.)
Developed in 1992 and inspired by the tragic death of eight local high school
students in separate auto accidents, the RAD program is designed to deal with
the problem of useless teen death and injury resulting from motor vehicle
accidents. The program attempts to promote safe driving habits for teens by
setting goals and reinforcing those goals through a high impact, fast moving
To be able to stress the importance of safe driving habits for teens, a realistic
and poignant presentation has been created featuring personal slides of the
deceased students' lives, music videos, and emotional testimony from various
presenters. It's purpose is to show the graphic reality of how unsafe driving
can affect young people's lives.
Typically, the RAD assembly is presented to local high school freshmen in
the fall or winter during a single class period. The primary goal is to educate
the students about the dangers and responsibilities involved with riding in
and driving motor vehicles. Secondly, the RAD program encourages sophomores to take driver's education courses.
For more information on RAD, please contact the
Responsible Adult Driver program coordinator via email or by phone at 303 - 651 - 8849.