Teen Driver Challenge
Did you know that teen drivers are three times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than any other driver? 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, which focuses on teaching teen drivers the safety skills necessary when driving. 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 operator license for at least 6 months, and participants must provide their own car. A current copy of a driver’s 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:
- Vehicle Dynamics
- Human Factors
- Drug and Alcohol Use
- Night Driving
- Aggressive Driving and Road Rage
- Threshold, ABS, and Emergency Braking
- Evasive Maneuvers
- Forward and Reverse Serpentine
- Figure 8
- Off-Road Recovery
- Skid Control
This program is backed by the Florida Sheriff’s Association (FSA) and supported by the Sheriff.
Required Forms (click to download and print):
The Class Schedule for 2024 is as follows:
- March 2nd
- April 20th
These classes are limited to 12 participants on a first come first serve basis.
For more information please contact School Resource Deputy, Erik Hartsel, at [email protected].