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: 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:
2019 Class Dates:
- 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
- Saturday, February 16
- Saturday, April 27
- Saturday, September 21
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)
The Teen Driver Challenge is sponsored by the Florida Sheriffs Association with grant funding from the State Farm Insurance.