Skip to global navigation Skip to content Skip to search Skip to footer Skip to site map Access Key Legend
Global Navigation
Teen Driver Challenge
Teen Driver Challenge Logo

Presented by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and the Florida Sheriffs Association

We are currently accepting applications for the class scheduled for Saturday, September 21, 2019, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Do you know a licensed teenage driver, ages 16 – 19, who would be interested in learning more about safe driving techniques and that resides in Duval County?  Do they have access to a safe and properly insured vehicle that they can use during the class hours? If so, they meet the requirements to take the Florida Sheriffs Association’s Teen Driver Challenge class, taught by Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Police Officers.

This one-day “hands on” education program addresses “the primary factors affecting teen drivers – speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, texting while driving and distracted driving.” (FSA’s Teen Driver Challenge – Link to:

Please note: It is recommended that each driver have at least 20 hours of actual driving experience before attending the course. The class is not designed to train a teen driver on how to drive, but how to drive better.

Class topics include:

  • Teen Crash Facts;
  • Knowing Your Vehicle;
  • Using Your Senses;
  • Vehicle Dynamics;
  • Drug and Alcohol Use;
  • Aggressive Driving and Road Rage;
  • Figure 8;
  • Threshold/Emergency Braking;
  • Backing;
  • Cornering;
  • Forward and Reserve Serpentine;
  • Off Road Recovery;
  • Evasive Maneuvers;
  • Skid Control
2019 Class Dates:
  • Saturday, February 16
  • Saturday, April 27
  • Saturday, September 21
All classes take place rain or shine and are held at the Northeast Florida Criminal Justice Training and Education Center (Police Academy) located at 4715 Capper Road, Jacksonville, FL 32218

If you have questions about this program please call the Community Engagement Office at 904.630.2160.

How to register?
Registration is a two-step process:
  • Please fill out the form below. When it is completed and submitted to JSO you will be sent additional information.
  • Items you will need to complete your registration:
    • Learner’s Permit or Valid Class E Driver’s License;
    • Registration for the vehicle that will be used during the class – Sports Utility Vehicles are not recommended;
    • Proof of insurance;
    • Complete and have notarized the three forms below:
      • Parental Permission Form and Release of All Claims (will be emailed);
      • Student Statement of Voluntary Participation and Release of All Claims (will be emailed);
      • Vehicle Owners Statement of Permission and Release of All Claims (will be emailed)

Information about the Teen Driver
Information about the Parent or Guardian
Emergency Contact Information
Vehicle Information

State Farm Insurance Logo
The Teen Driver Challenge is sponsored by the Florida Sheriffs Association with grant funding from the State Farm Insurance.

Video Player Window Exit Youtube Player
Access Key Legend
Most browsers support jumping to specific links by pressing access keys on your keyboard. On Windows, you can press ALT + Access Key (Chrome), ALT + Access Key + Enter (Internet Explorer) or ALT + Shift + Access Key (Firefox); on Macintosh, you can press Control + Option + Access Key (Safari, Firefox, and Chrome). All pages on this site use the following access keys:
Access Key 1 : Navigation
Access Key 2 : Page Content
Access Key 3 : Search
Access Key 4 : Footer
Access Key 5 : Site Map Access Key 6 : Access Key Legend Visitors using the JAWS screen reader 8 or above can navigate using the following keystrokes: H to cycle forward through the headings
Shift + H to cycle backwards through the headings
1 to navigate to the next level 1 heading (or a number between 1 and 6 to navigate to the next heading on this level)
Shift + 1 to navigate to the previous level 1 heading (or a number between 1 and 6 to navigate to the previous heading on this level)
Insert + F6 to provide a list of all headings
We are committed to meeting the guidelines set forth by the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG2). All pages on use structured semantic markup. H1 tags are used for main titles, H2 tags for subtitles. View the City of Jacksonville Americans with Disabilities Act Notice.
End Of Page