Howard Community College is pursuing an emerging program to improve safety on Maryland’s roadways. While we believe that behavioral and enforcement strategies are crucial, we also believe that any new advances in driver safety will come from improving the driving skills of each driver. This latter strategy is the focus of our effort.
Teaching Young Drivers -- The Critical 60 Method was created by Howard Community College, sponsored and underwritten by Maryland Highway Safety Office and co-sponsored by Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration.
In addition to program staff, the following panel of experts graciously participated in the development of Critical 60:
Michelle Atwell, Younger & Older Driver Program Coordinator, Maryland Highway Safety Office, Maryland Department of Transportation
Tim Branning, Community Traffic Safety Program Coordinator, Howard County Police Department
Bill Combs, Executive Director, National Association of Driver Education and Training Administrators
Jeremy Gunderson, Communications Coordinator, Maryland Highway Safety Office, Maryland Department of Transportation
Sharrie Hornak, Training Specialist, Howard Community College
Patricia M. Keeton, Executive Director/Workforce Development, Howard Community College
Peter Moe, Section Chief, Safety Programs Maryland Highway Safety Office, Maryland Department of Transportation
Carol Rea, Rider School Program Assistant, Howard Community College
Nanette M. Schieke, Chief Driver Safety Division, Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration
Jim Schmidt, Director of Motor Vehicle Safety Programs for Howard Community College, was the lead developer for this project.