Havana, Florida -July 20, 2012
Thousands of teens every year die in car crashes.
It's why for the last four years, the Leon County Sheriff's Office has been working with teens as part of its Teen Driving Challenge. The program at the Florida Public Safety Institute teaches teens the skills they need to keep themselves and others safe when they get behind the wheel.
"Once I got out here I realized how important it is to have a lot of these things and how important it is to know how to do this so in the event you're in a situation where you need to know how to react quickly while driving," says teen driver, Jacob Godwin.
The program is free. Any teenager who has either their learner's permit or driver's license can sign up.