Sheriff Mascara is committed to the safety of the community including our youth and has implemented a number of programs directing the efforts of the Sheriff’s Office to provide education and training to protect them. These programs have targeted issues that concern parents, and now Sheriff Mascara is offering a new program specifically designed for the teen driver. The program is known as "The Teen Driver Challenge". The challenge is backed by the Florida Sheriff's Association and supported by the Sheriff.
October 22nd 2015 (Thu) 5:30 - 7:30pm
October 24th (Sat) 8:00am - 5:00pm
*Registration documents must be returned to the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office by Oct 16th, 2015
St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office Training Room 4700 W. Midway Rd. Ft. Pierce, FL 34981
The Teen Driver Challenge is the result of a committee assembled by the Florida Sheriff’s Association, including law enforcement driving instructors from around the state.
The committee identified that 25% to 30% of teen drivers will be involved in a crash during the first year of driving. Traffic crashes are the number one cause of death among teens and cause billions of dollars in loss annually.
With those statistics alone it was imperative that the committee address ways to reduce the risk our teens have in driving and build a program to provide instruction by Florida Department of Law Enforcement Certified Driving Instructors. The Teen Driver Challenge is not an advanced driving course. It is a defensive driving program that covers the following topics and driving exercises:
Classroom Topics (2 Hours)
Drug and Alcohol Use
Aggressive Driving and Road Rage
Driving Exercises (8 Hours - Driving Range)
Threshold, ABS, and Emergency Braking
Forward and Reverse Serpentine
Off Road Recovery
The Teen Driver Challenge is an effective program providing information and first hand experience. If confronted with an emergency situation students who complete this course will have the knowledge and skills to react accordingly and reduce the chance of becoming a statistic.
The Teen is required to have a valid Florida Operators License and drive a car they will be using a majority of the time. (The Sheriff’s Office will not provide cars for this program.)
Please click the links below for release forms and applications. For further information please call the Sheriff’s Office or contact the School Resource Officer at your child’s high school.
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