Registration is not complete until all documents have been received by the agency coordinator.

Class sizes will be limited to 12 students.

Top Drivers

Initals Course Time Penalties Total Time
A.H. 9.23.23* 2m 2s 25ms 0 2m 2s 25ms
A.H. 6.24.23 * 2m 0s 61ms 1 2m 5s 61ms
W.B. 9.23.23* 2m 8s 21ms 2m 8s 21ms
B.F. 6.24.23 * 2m 13s 91ms 2m 13s 91ms
B.W. 4.29.23 * 2m 22s 4ms 2m 22s 4ms
W.B. 5.27.23 * 2m 19s 77ms 1 2m 24s 77ms
T.D. 11.11.23* 2m 27s 12ms 0 2m 27s 12ms
B.F. 12.9.23* 2m 27s 51ms 0 2m 27s 51ms
K.P. 5.27.23 * 2m 12s 0ms 4 2m 32s 0ms
V.L. 4.29.23 * 2m 28s 71ms 1 2m 33s 71ms
W.F. 12.9.23* 2m 14s 81ms 4 2m 34s 81ms
M.M. 4.29.23 * 2m 24s 86ms 2 2m 34s 86ms

Who can Attend?

Program is open to participants who are 15 to 19 years old and those who possess a learner’s permit must have at least 6 months driving experience. The participant will be required to have use of an automobile they usually operate during the driving exercises. Prior to any vehicle being allowed to be driven for the program the Instructor and student will conduct an inspection of the vehicle to ensure that it meets safety standards. The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office will not provide vehicles for this program.

About the Program

The Florida Sheriffs Association's Teen Driver Challenge (TDC) was created in 2007 to address the primary factors affecting teen drivers - speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, texting while driving and distracted driving. The program is offered at no cost to teen drivers in 40 counties across the state and led by sheriffs' deputies licensed as commercial driving school instructors.

More than 2,000 students participate in a TDC course each year, with the demand for course participation often outweighing availability. How much is this program needed? According to the Centers for Disease Control's Motor Vehicle Safety Division, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teenagers. Roughly 25 to 30 percent of teen drivers will be involved in a crash within the first 12 months of getting their operator's license. The Teen Driver Challenge was created to help prevent Florida teens from becoming a statistic.

TDC students are required to have a valid Florida Operator's License and have use of an automobile they usually operate during the driving exercises. The class will consist of lecture and driving exercises. Please note: The Teen Driver Challenge is not a supplemental or advanced driving course, it is a defensive driving program that covers various topics including:

  • Teen crash facts
  • Knowing your vehicle
  • Using your senses
  • Vehicle dynamics
  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Aggressive driving and road rage
  • Figure 8
  • Threshold/Emergengy Braking
  • Backing
  • Cornering
  • Foward and reverse serpentine
  • Off road recovery
  • Evasive maneuvers
  • Skid control