Presented by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and the Florida Sheriffs Association
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: https://www.flsheriffs.org/law-enforcement-programs/our-programs/teen-driver-challenge)
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;
- Forward and Reserve Serpentine;
- Off Road Recovery;
- Evasive Maneuvers;
- Skid Control
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
We are currently accepting applications.
Upcoming Class Dates / Times
All classes will take place from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., unless specified below.
- Saturday, October 3, 2020
- Saturday, November 14, 2020
- Saturday, January 23, 2021
- Saturday, March 6, 2021
- Saturday, April 10, 2021
- Saturday, May 29, 2021
- Saturday, September 18, 2021
Important Class Information
In an effort to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus, classes have been downsized. In addition, the following precautions have been set in place:
- Participants will be asked to bring a face mask to the class and wear it when social distancing is not possible.
- All participants will be subject to screening questions for signs of possible COVID-19 infection. Screening will involve the use of a noncontact thermometer.
- Individuals will be asked to adhere to social distancing while participating in the class.
- Hand sanitizer will be provided for all class participants and instructors
If you have questions about this program please call the Community Engagement Office at 904.630.2160.
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)
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The Teen Driver Challenge is sponsored by the Florida Sheriffs Association with grant funding from the State Farm Insurance.