Teen Driver Challenge with Indian River County Sheriff’s Office 

Teen Driver Challenge / Courtesy of Indian River County Sheriff's Office
Teen Driver Challenge / Courtesy of Indian River County Sheriff's Office

On Saturday, May 28, 2022, the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office completed a Teen Driver Challenge class at the Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex. Thankfully the weather cooperated, and all participants learned many new skills to make them safer and more confident drivers. 

Teen Driver Challenge

The Teen Driver Challenge is for teenagers between the ages of 15-19, with a minimum of a valid learner’s permit and preferably six months of driving experience. This program will enhance teens driving ability and mechanical knowledge of their vehicle.


TDC students are required to have a valid Florida Operator’s License and use an automobile they usually operate during the driving exercises. The class will consist of lectures and driving activities. It is a defensive driving program, not a supplemental or advanced driving course. 


  • Teen crash facts
  • Knowing your vehicle
  • Using your senses
  • Vehicle dynamics
  • Drug and Alcohol Use
  • Aggressive Driving and Road Rage
  • Figure 8
  • Threshold/Emergency Braking
  • Backing
  • Cornering
  • Forward and Reverse Serpentine
  • Off-road Recovery
  • Evasive Maneuvers
  • Skid Control

Upcoming Classes

There are two upcoming Teen Driver Challenge courses fast approaching at Indian River State College, located at 4600 Kirby Loop Road in Fort Pierce: 

  • Saturday, June 4, 2022 (8:00 am to 5:00 pm)
  • Saturday, July 9, 2022 (8:00 am to 5:00 pm)


To register or receive more information, visit the IRCSO website for all required documents; for additional help, email or call Deputy Michael Snowhill at (772) 321-9400.

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