Yulee, Fla. – The Nassau County Sheriff’s Office conducted its second Teen Driver Challenge class on Thursday, March 31st and Saturday April 2nd. Ten 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 at Yulee Middle School.
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.
“We try to take young drivers and help them with their driver skills in crisis and everyday traffic,” Sheriff Bill Leeper said. “It’s all about awareness. There’s defensive driving and you need to be aware of what you’re doing, but also be aware of other motorists.”
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 throughout the year.
For further information please contact NCSO’s Training Division at 904-548-4031 or visit the Sheriff’s Office website at www.nassauso.com and click on the programs tab.