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 January 21st, 2011  
Due to popular demand, St. Lucie County Sheriff Mascara announces another Teen Driver Challenge class Feb. 24 and 26 for licensed teen drivers to improve their defensive driving skills
 
The popularity of the defensive driving, skills-based Teen Driver Challenge has led to the scheduling of another session of the course for Feb. 24 and 26, according to St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara.

"When we announced pre-registration for the program in January, it filled up quickly, so we are offering it again in late February for licensed teenage drivers," Sheriff Mascara said.

"I and my fellow Florida Sheriffs believe it's important to help teen drivers improve their skills because car crashes are the leading killer of American teenagers," said Sheriff Mascara. "That's why the Florida Sheriffs created this course, which has has graduated more than 3,000 Florida teens. Teens who drive safely make our highways safer for every driver and auto passenger in the state."

The first class will take place Thursday, Feb. 24 beginning promptly at 5:30 p.m. at St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office headquarters, 4700 West Midway Road, Fort Pierce. This session will last four hours. The following Saturday, Feb. 26, at 8 a.m., the class consists of eight hours of hands-on, behind-the-wheel training at Indian River State College's Treasure Coast Public Safety Complex, 4600 Kirby Loop Road.

Classes are free, but space is limited. Applications and details are available on the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office website at http://www.stluciesheriff.com/teen_driver_challenge.php
or at the Midway Road office of the Sheriff's Office. The applications must be completed and turned in at the Sherriff’s Office by Feb. 18. There is no registration by phone.

Applicants must mail or fax the completed forms to: Training Unit, St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, 4700 West Midway Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34981. The fax number is: (772) 462-3615.

Teens who fax the registration form must have the original to give to the instructors at the first class. * * *

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