*** THE SPRING TEEN DRIVER CHALLENGE CLASS SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 18 HAS BEEN CANCELED. *** PLEASE CHECK BACK PERIODICALLY DURING THE SUMMER FOR THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF FALL DATES.
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO RESERVE A SPOT, PLEASE CONTACT SARASOTA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE YOUTH SERVICES AT 861-4084.
Parents, help your teens become better and safer drivers through our FREE 9-hour Teen Driver Challenge. This is a hands-on course designed to give teens the experience they need to drive safely under the supervision and training of Sarasota County Sheriff's Office staff.
This course is offered to students with a valid learner’s permit (6 months' experience required) or valid operator’s license. Licensed student drivers will need to bring their automobile to the driving range for class. For parents of students with only a learner’s permit, a vehicle will be provided for them. Parents will not be allowed to stay during training.
Upon completion of the course, drivers will receive a certificate to present to their auto insurance company for potential policy discounts.
LOCATION: TAYLOR RANCH SCHOOL FACILITY, 2500 TAYLOR RANCH TRAIL, VENICE (LOCATED BEHIND TAYLOR RANCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL). TIME: 8 A.M. - 5 P.M.
The day starts promptly at 8 a.m. and continues until 5 p.m. Bring your own lunch. No one will be allowed to exit or enter the premises during this training.
For more information and to reserve a spot, please contact Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Youth Services at 941.861.4084.
To register, please download and fill out the forms (below). Forms must be notarized and submitted in advance to the Youth Services office. You will be contacted to confirm your registration.
Please download (where applicable) complete and submit the following documents:
Parental Permission Form and Release of All Claims (Notarized)
Vehicle Owners Statement of Permission and Release of All Claims (Notarized)
Copy of the vehicle registration form
Copy of a valid insurance card for the vehicle you will be operating
Copy of driver's license
Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Youth Services Section 2071 Ringling Blvd. Sarasota, Florida 34237 ATTN: Teen Driver Challenge
OR FAX (AND BRING ORIGINALS TO CLASS): 941.861.4018