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Teen Driver Challenge

Teen Driver Challenge

The Orange County Sheriff's Office recognizes the importance of driver safety, especially for young drivers. We are pleased to partner with the Florida Sheriff's Association to offer the Teen Driver Challenge to young drivers in Central Florida.

Course Overview

This 8-hour defensive driving course will provide teen drivers with the knowledge and hands-on experience to reduce the chances of being involved in a crash. The course is open to drivers between the ages of 15 and 19 that have held a valid Learner's Permit or Florida Operators License for at least six months. All drivers must provide their own vehicles.

Classroom Instruction

Students will cover the following topics in a classroom setting:

  • Teen crash facts
  • Knowing your vehicle
  • Using your senses
  • Vehicle dynamics
  • Safe driving habits
  • Alcohol and driving
  • Aggressive driving
  • Driving Exercises

Practical Instruction

Students will participate in a driving class that covers the following driving skills:

  • Figure 8
  • Threshold/Emergency braking
  • Backing
  • Cornering
  • Forward serpentine
  • Reverse serpentine
  • Off-road recovery
  • Evasive maneuvers
  • Skid recovery

Class Dates

Friday, March 13 - Registration Closed

Friday, June 5 - Registration opens Tuesday, April 21

Friday, June 12

Friday, August 7

Monday, October 12

How to Register

Registration for Teen Driver classes opens 45 days prior to the listed class date and closes 15 days prior to the start of the session. Each class can accept a total of 14 students. No waitlists; first come, first serve. No seat will be reserved without a completed registration packet to include registration, insurance, and driver's license. Only those with completed packets will be placed on the list.

Registration for the Friday, June 5 Class will open on Tuesday, April 21.

Upon submission of the online registration form, OCSO staff will review your application and accepted candidates will be e-mailed waiver and liability forms. The participant will then return the completed forms along with a $50 deposit. The deposit will be returned when the student arrives for class. Please note that your seat in the class will not be confirmed until the forms are returned to OCSO.

If you have further questions about registration or the Teen Driver program, please contact Sgt. Michael Rosignol at michael.rosignol@ocfl.net.