The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is holding a teen driving program that will be offered and taught by the Deputy Sheriffs in the School Resource Division.
The curriculum will focus on topics such as State of Alabama Driving Laws, DUI, Seat Belt Law, Texting and Driving While Distracted. The class will be conducted with hands on training using specially ordered go kart type vehicles that will give the students excellent experience while providing a safer environment for them to learn.
*Applications may be picked up in the school office and returned to the office once completed.
*Applications must be signed by parent/guardian.
*Participant must possess a valid driver’s license or permit and be a current JEFCOED student.
*On-site registration will also be available at the event.
Classes will begin at 8:00 am and last till approx. 2:00 pm. Participants need to bring their own drinks and snacks.
Check with your insurance company. Some may give discounts for attending this type of class.
Distracted driving is the number one killer of American Teens. Alcohol-related accidents among teens have dropped but teenage traffic fatalities have remained unchanged because distracted driving is on the rise. (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and State Farm Insurance Study and NHTSA Study)
While over 90% of teen drivers say they do not drink and drive, 9 out of 10 say they have seen passengers distracting the driver, or drivers using cell phones. (National Teen Driver Survey)
More than 80% of drivers admit to blatantly hazardous behavior: changing clothes, steering with a foot, painting nails and shaving.
(Nationwide Mutual Insurance Survey)
Drivers on mobile phones are more impaired than drivers at .08 BAC.
(University of Utah Study)
An estimated 1-million people each day chat on their cell phone or send text messages while driving.