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Teen Driver Challenge

The Manatee County Sheriff's Office is presenting a Teen Driver Challenge Class on Thursday, August 20th and Saturday, August 22nd.  2015.

The students will be required to use their own vehicle during the training.

Thursday 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Classroom @ Manatee County Sheriff's Office Operations Center
Saturday 8 am - 5 pm Driving Pad (To be determined)
Contact # Training Center number 941-747-3011 ext. 2732 or 2707

The Teen Driver Challenge consists of two training days totaling eleven hours. The first day includes a three hour block of instruction in the classroom, while the second day is an eight hour block on the driving pad. Participants must attend both classroom and driving pad instruction to successfully complete the course.

The classroom block will cover topics related to:

  • About the Driver
  • Using your senses
  • Knowing your vehicle
  • Seatbelt use and occupant restraints
  • Fatigued and impaired driving
  • Distracted Driving
  • Aggressive Driving
  • Vehicle operation
  • Do’s and Don’ts of being stopped

The driving pad block of instruction will consist of the following exercises:

  • Backing
  • Braking
  • Cornering
  • Evasive Lane Change
  • Figure 8
  • Forward Serpentine
  • Off Road Recovery
  • Reverse Serpentine
 

The class will be instructed by MCSO Driving Instructors.

There is no cost to participate in the class. However you must be a Manatee County resident

How to enroll:

Manatee County Sheriff's Office
Attn: Deputy Chuck Wise
14490 B Harlee Road
Palmetto, FL 34221

For more information, please contact Deputy Chuck Wise @ 747-3011 ext. 2732 or 2707

To open the form you will need to have Adobe reader installed on your computer. This is free software and can be obtained by following this link;

You will receive an email confirmation reserving your seat in the class once required documents are approved.  

Sept 2009 Class Photos