Welcome to the Florida Sheriffs Association Teen Driver Challenge page. Use the links to the left to find the information you need.
MEMORIAL. The Teen Driver Challenge team was saddened to hear that songwriter Tim Johnson, who authored the TDC theme song, "God Only Cries," passed away in October. His legacy continues through the song, as performed by Diamond Rio, that plays during the video at the opening of every TDC class. Listen to song and the story behind it.
"Please don't let me die!" This video includes real life footage from teen crashes on Florida roadways.
Did you know...a recent AAA study found that the likelihood that a 16- or 17-year-old driver would be killed in a crash increased with each additional young passenger in the vehicle. Per mile driven, the risk of death for a 16- or 17-year-old driver increased 44% when carrying one passenger younger than 21, it doubled when carrying two passengers younger than 21 and quadrupled when carrying three or more passengers younger than 21 relative to when no older passengers were present. See full study (pdf)
State Farm has signed on as the Teen Driver Challenge's major corporate sponsor for 2012-2013. Their gift will help keep the classes FREE to teen drivers. Thank you, State Farm!
TDC Instructors must be licensed under the FSA Commercial Driving School. >>>More (PDF)
National Sheriffs Association Profiles Florida's Teen Driver Challenge >>>More (PDF)
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Did you know....? Traffic crashes occur every 12 seconds in the United States. Vehicular crashes are the No. 1 cause of deaths among young adults. If you are a teen driver, 16-19 years of age, you are more likely to be killed in an automobile crash than any other way.
The first step in reducing these statistics begins with you and the challenge to become a more informed, safer and efficient driver. The Teen Driver Challenge course, which is offered at no cost to students, will provide you with the knowledge and hands-on experience to reduce your chances of being involved in a crash.
Don't wait to take the “Challenge.” Register to participate in this well executed and dynamic training that could save your life and the lives of your friends. Classes fill up quickly, so contact your Sheriff's Office today. Find a class near you.