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 June 24th, 2011  
St. Lucie County Sheriff Mascara invites licensed teen drivers to improve their defensive driving skills by taking the "Teen Driver Challenge" July 7 and 9
 
The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office is offering licensed teenage drivers a training course to improve their ability to drive defensively and safely. These classes are intended for licensed drivers. Teens with a driving permit are eligible if they have been driving with their permit for at least 6 months.

"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 first class will take place Thursday, July 7, beginning promptly at 5:30 p.m. This session consists of four hours in the classroom at St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office headquarters, 4700 West Midway Road, Fort Pierce. The following Saturday, July 9, at 8 a.m. 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. Applications may be found on the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office website or obtained at the Sheriff's Office's headquarters. There is no registration by phone.

Details are available on the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office website at this web page address:
http://www.stluciesheriff.com/teen_driver_challenge.php.

Applicants should return completed forms to: Training Unit, St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, 4700 West Midway Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34981 or fax to: (772) 462-3615. Those who fax their registration are asked to have the teen bring the original when he or she comes to the first class.

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