The Florida Sheriffs Association has been conducting the Teen Driver Challenge (TDC) since 2007 in most counties across the state. The main purpose of this defensive driving program is to address the primary factors affecting teen drivers – speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, texting while driving and distracted driving. It is free to teenagers with permits or licenses in Florida, and a number of companies are sponsors.
According to the Centers for Disease Control’s Motor Vehicle Safety division, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teenagers. Roughly 25 to 30 percent of teen drivers will be involved in a crash within the first 12 months of getting their operator’s license. The Teen Driver Challenge was created to help prevent Florida teens from becoming a statistic.
Visit the TDC web page for more details: