Did 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
- Drug and Alcohol Use
- Night Driving
- Aggressive Driving and Road Rage
Driving Range Exercises (8 Hours)
- Threshold, ABS, and Emergency Breaking
- Evasive Maneuvers
- Forward and Reverse Serpentine
- Figure 8
- Off Road Recovery
- Skid Control
The program is backed by the Florida Sheriff's Association (FSA) and supported by the Sheriff.
Required Forms (click to download and print):