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 July 7th, 2011  
St. Lucie County Sheriff Mascara invites licensed teen drivers to improve their defensive driving skills next month by taking the
 
The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office is offering licensed teenage drivers a training course 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 July 7 class filled up so quickly that we are offering another class in August."

The class will take place Thursday, Aug. 18 and Saturday, Aug. 20. The Aug. 18 class begins at 5:30 p.m. The session is four hours in the classroom at St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office headquarters, 4700 West Midway Road, Fort Pierce. The following Saturday, Aug. 20, 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. Registration forms found on the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office website or obtained at our main office must be completed and turned into the Sheriff’s Office by Aug. 14.  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.

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.  If you fax your registration please have your teen bring the original when he/she comes to the first class.

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

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