Take the Teen Driver Challenge
Presented by The Volusia County Sheriff's Office & The Florida Sheriff's Association
The Volusia County Sheriff's Office in conjunction with the Florida Sheriff's Association offers a program designed to train teenage drivers to avoid deadly traffic crashes through a variety of advanced driving skills. The course, called the Volusia County Sheriff's Office Teen Driving Challenge, is an 8-hour course that trains teens how to prevent crashes through defensive driving techniques and evasive maneuvers. The course goes well beyond the basics of automobile operations, teaching young drivers life-saving skills such as the proper way to safely maneuver corners, brake during emergencies and recover from a skid.
The Teen Driving Challenge provides a mixture of classroom instruction and hands-on driver training at the Sheriff’s Office’s driving track in DeLand.
There is no charge for the course and the student must have their regular Class E driver's license. Participants must provide their own car.
The following information applies to the Teen Driving Challenge:
Students participate in a two-hour session that will cover the following topics:
The Driving Range
Students participate in a 6 hour driving class at Volusia County Sheriff's Office Driving Range, in DeLand. Each student will practice the following exercises to develop defensive driving skills:
Classes are held at the
Volusia County Sheriff's Office Driving Range
2564 W. New York Avenue
DeLand, FL 32720
Dates: (Rain or Shine)
2019 Schedule (updated):
Times for the above dates:
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Note: Since the EVOC Driving Track is an open area, each student is encouraged to bring the following sun/heat protection items:
Items you will need to complete your registration:
All forms must be returned before the student will be enrolled in a class. The forms should be mailed to the VCSO Training Center, 3901 Tiger Bay Road, Daytona Beach, FL, 32124. The student will be contacted to verify enrollment once the application forms are received. Questions? Contact Jade Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Bianca Fernandez (email@example.com) at Training.
Administrative offices: West Volusia 386-736-5961 Daytona Beach 386-254-4689 New Smyrna Beach 386-423-3352
Non-emergency dispatch numbers: DeLand 386-943-8276 Daytona Beach 386-239-8276 New Smyrna Beach 386-409-8276 Osteen 407-323-0151