The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has released the new dates for the Teen Driver Challenge. While this may sound cool and exciting, this course may not be for your teen driver.
What is the Teen Driver Challenge?
It is a 12 hour course is taught over two days and trains teen drivers how to prevent crashes through defensive driving techniques and evasive maneuvers. The program provides a mixture of classroom instruction and hands-on driver training at the Lake Tech Institute of Public Safety Driving Range in Tavares.
Teens between the ages of 15 – 19 are eligible and MUST have a valid Learner’s Permit or Florida Operators License and participants must provide their own car. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office does not provide cars for this program.
On the LCSO website there is a small Q and A including the following:
Q. My teenager just got their license. Can they take the course?
A. Students are asked to have some driving experience with a parent or other qualified adult before attending this class. This course is not designed for brand new drivers.