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 January 5th, 2011  
St. Lucie County Sheriff Mascara invites licensed teen drivers to improve their defensive driving skills later this month by taking the "Teen Driver Challenge"
The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office is offering licensed teenage drivers and drivers with a learners permit that have been driving on their permit for at least six months. This training course helps to improve their ability to drive defensively and safely.

"The Sheriffs of Florida developed the Teen Driver Challenge because car crashes are the leading killer of American teenagers," said Sheriff Mascara. "This program has graduated more than 3,000 Florida teens, which makes our highways safer for every driver and car passenger in the state."

The class will take place Thursday, Jan. 20, and Saturday, Jan. 22. The Jan. 20 session is four hours in the classroom at St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office headquarters, 4700 West Midway Road, Fort Pierce. The following Saturday, Jan. 22, the class consists of eight hours of hands-on training at Indian River State College's Treasure Coast Public Safety Complex, 4600 Kirby Loop Road.

Classes are free, but space is limited. Registration by Jan. 14 is required.

Details are available on the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office website at this web page address:


The forms also are available at Sheriff's Office headquarters, 4700 West Midway Road, Fort Pierce.

Information is also available by calling the Training Unit at 772-462-3604.

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