CPD Encourages Sailors to Take Driving for Life Course

Story Number: NNS050324-09Release Date: 3/24/2005 12:38:00 PM
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By Journalist 1st Class Jd Walter, Naval Personnel Development Command Public Affairs

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- In response to the Navy's ongoing effort to minimize traffic-related incidents and fatalities, the Center for Personal Development (CPD) is encouraging all Sailors and Marines, specifically those under the age of 26, to take the Driving for Life course (Navy eLearning Course Catalogue #CPD-DFL-01) on Navy eLearning.

The course is an interactive multimedia course designed to help Sailors and Marines stay safe when behind the wheel.

Co-developed with the U.S. Marine Corps, Driving for Life also fulfills both services' Traffic Safety Program requirements. Available on Navy eLearning and accessed through Navy Knowledge Online (NKO) My Education, Driving for Life complies with Department of Defense and Department of the Navy requirements (DoD Instruction 6055.4 and OPNAVINST 5100.12) that every Sailor and Marine under 26 years of age complete a driver training course. The course covers proactive driving, reactive driving and imminent collisions.

"What we really want to instill in our Sailors and Marines is the habit of safe driving and effective decision-making in those situations where they are most at risk," said CPD Command Master Chief (SW) James Godfrey. "Whether you've been driving for a couple years or a couple decades, there is great benefit in spending the time going through this material; it will truly benefit everyone."

Successful completion of the course - scoring 80 percent or better - is documented in the Navy Training and Management Planning System (NTMPS) and reflected in the Electronic Training Jacket, also accessible through NKO. To enroll in the course, Sailors should log on to Navy Knowledge Online at www.nko.navy.mil and proceed to Navy eLearning found on the My Education page.

For related news, visit the Naval Personnel Development Command/Task Force EXCEL Navy NewsStand page at www.news.navy.mil/local/tfe.

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