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Citizen Services

Teen Driver Challenge

Teen-Driver-Challenge-DriverDid you know that teen drivers are three times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash as other drivers? The Walton County Sheriff's Office is committed to the safety of our young drivers and is offering a program called the Teen Driver Challenge. It is a free course designed to help teens boost their driving skills and lessen the chances of being involved in a crash. The program will provide a mixture of classroom instruction and hands-on driver training.

Teens 15-19 are eligible and MUST have a valid Learner's Permit/Florida Operators License for at least 6 months and participants must provide their own car. A current copy of a driver license, vehicle registration and insurance is required. The class is limited to 12 students and all others will be placed on a waiting list for future classes.

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 (4 Hours)
  • Vehicle Dynamics
  • Human Factors
  • Responsibility
  • Liability
  • Drug and Alcohol Use
  • Night Driving
  • Aggressive Driving and Road Rage
Driving Range Exercises (8 Hours)
  • Threshold, ABS, and Emergency Breaking
  • Evasive Maneuvers
  • Cornering
  • Backing
  • Forward and Reverse Serpentine
  • Figure 8
  • Off Road Recovery
  • Skid Control
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The program is backed by the Florida Sheriff's Association (FSA) and supported by the Sheriff.

Required Forms (click to download and print):
For more information please contact School Resource Deputy David Talley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..