Did you know that teen drivers are three times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash as other drivers? The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is committed to the safety of our young drivers and is offering a program called the Teen Driver Challenge. It is a free course designed to help teens boost their driving skills and lessen the chances of being involved in a crash.  The program will provide a mixture of classroom instruction and hands-on driver training. 

The classroom portion will take place from 5-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at Walton High School, 449 Walton Road, Defuniak Springs, in room 20-121. The driving portion will take place at 8 am on Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Walton County Fairgrounds, 790 North Hwy 83, Defuniak Springs. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. 

Teens 15-19 are eligible and MUST have a valid Learner’s Permit/Florida Operators License for at least 6 months and participants must provide their own car. A current copy of a driver license, vehicle registration and insurance is required.  The class is limited to 12 students and all others will be placed on a waiting list for future classes.

The program is backed by the Florida Sheriff’s Association (FSA) and supported by the Sheriff.  For more information please contact School Resource Deputy David Talley at dtalley@waltonso.org.