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ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- St. Lucie County licensed teen drivers can improve their defensive driving skills by taking the "Teen Driver Challenge" on April 10 and 12.
"The number one killer of American teen-agers is car crashes," said Sheriff Ken Mascara. "That is why the Sheriffs of Florida developed the Teen Driver Challenge program."
The course will take place Thursday, April 10 with a classroom session 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office, located at 4700 West Midway Road, Fort Pierce, and a hands-on driving session Saturday, April 12, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the police academy driving course on Kirby Loop Road.
Classes are free, but space is limited. Details and registration forms are on the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office website at www.stluciesheriff.com/teen_driver_challenge.
Information is also available by calling the Training Unit at (772) 462-3607.
Completed forms should be returned to: Training Unit, St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office, 4700 West Midway Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34981 or faxed to (772) 462-3615.
If the registration is faxed, the teen driver must bring the original copy of the registration to the first class.
The completed application can also be scanned and e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.