NCSO Conducts First “Teen Driver Challenge” Class
Yulee, Fla. – The Nassau County Sheriff’s Office conducted its first Teen Driver Challenge class on Friday, July 24th and Saturday July 25th. Twelve teens attended the free class which consisted of classroom training covering topics like vehicle dynamics, human factors, responsibility, liability, drug & alcohol use, night driving, aggressive driving and road rage. Deputies from NCSO taught the class, which also included the students driving their own vehicle on a driving track.
The Teen Driver Challenge program is not an advanced driving course, but is a defensive driving program designed to help teens boost their driving skills and lessen the chances of being involved in a crash. Students are awarded a certificate of completion, which can be presented to their automobile insurance carrier for a possible reduction in insurance rates.
The Teen Driver Challenge is sponsored by the Florida Sheriff’s Association, which partners with State Farm Insurance as a corporate sponsor. Additional classes will be held in the near future. For further information please contact NCSO’s Special Operations Unit at 904-548-4028 or visit the Sheriff’s Office website at www.nassauso.com and click on the programs tab.