FSA Teen Driving Challenge

Traffic crashes occur every 12 seconds in the United States. Vehicular crashes are the number one cause of death among young adults. If you are a teen driver, 16-19 years of age, you are more likely to be killed in an automobile crash than any other way.

The first step in reducing these statistics begins with you and the challenge to become a more informed, safer and efficient driver. The Teen Driver Challenge course will provide you with the knowledge and hands-on experience to reduce your chances of being involved in a crash.

The Florida Sheriff's Association's Teen Driving Challenge is a unique "behind-the-wheel" training program for teen drivers ages 16-19. The program was designed around the specific needs of teen drivers, and based on proven exercises and safe driving techniques used by sheriff's deputies from Florida's 67 counties. The program includes 4-hours of classroom instruction and 8-hours of "hands-on" instruction by certified and highly trained instructors from your sheriff's office.

Take the "CHALLENGE".

This course is going to be offered once a month.

DAY ONE: Begins at 1:00 p.m. and will end at 5:00 p.m. No parents will be allowed to stay in the building with the teens. This part of the training is done in the classroom.

DAY TWO: Begins at 8:00 a.m. and will end at 4:00 p.m. The teens will need to bring their own automobiles as parents will not be allowed to stay. Teens will need to dress appropriately.

The next open sessions will be held: July 13th and July 14th / August 10th and August 11th.

For more information please contact Taylor County Sheriff's Office Deputy Ed Whiddon at 850-584-4225. To register, forms may be downloaded or forms may be obtained from the Sheriff's Office at the County Courthouse. Forms must be notarized in advance, or the teen will be need to bring the form, along with their ID, to the training to be approved by a TCSO staff member.


Teen Driving Challenge - Student/Parent Instructions
Teen Driving Challenge - Parental Permission/Release of All Claims
Teen Driving Challenge - Student Statement of Voluntary Participation/Release of All Claims
Teen Driving Challenge - Vehicle Owner's Statement of Permission/Release of All Claims