Advanced Teen Safety Driving Progam
In 2010, seven (7) teenagers ages 16 to 19 died every day from motor vehicle injuries. Per mile driven, teenage drivers ages 16 to 19 are three times more likely than drivers aged 20 and older to be in a fatal crash. In result, car crashes are the number one killer of teens and take an average of ten (10) teen lives every day (Undefined, www.iihs.org).
The Advanced Teen Safety Driving Program* is a two-part program designed for teenagers, ages 16-19, to gain advanced skills and techniques to assist with real world driving situations and to avoid being in dangerous driving situations.
The Teen Driver Safety Program is a twelve-hour program, consisting of two (2) parts:
PART I: Teen High Risk Driving Environment (Friday)
Objective: Prepare teenage drivers through classroom instruction to help mitigate and prevent motor vehicle related incidents.
The students will participate in a three-hour classroom instruction, in which, they will learn:
- Vehicle dynamics
- Psychological and psychological causes of driver stress
- Impaired driving
- Distracted driving
PART II: Teen High Risk Practical Driving Experience (Saturday)
Objective: Prepare teenage drivers through practical experience instruction to help mitigate and prevent motor vehicle related incidents.
The students will participate in a nine-hour field instruction in which, they will learn:
- Vehicle safety checks
- Vehicle Performance Drills and Evaluation
- o Evasive Maneuver: The ability to make a quick lane change, simulating avoiding a collision. Proper use of accelerator and steering techniques.
- o Braking Technique: The ability to stop the vehicle smoothly, and quickly, without losing steering control utilizing various acceptable braking techniques.
- o Backing Technique: The ability to back the vehicle through an exercise demonstrating control and understanding of vehicle clearance.
- o Forward Serpentine: The ability to steer smoothly between a series of cones demonstrating proper hand position and limited weight transfer.
- o Cornering Technique: The ability to corner smoothly without radical weight transfer, selecting a proper apex and using appropriate steering methods.
- o Skid Control Technique: The ability to regain control of a skidding vehicle, utilizing proper steering methods and use of the accelerator.
*This is nota driver’s education class. Students must be licensed in the state of Florida and have prior driving experience.
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