The Driver Education Program allows members of the community to learn about the Highway Transportation System. During this program, students will have the opportunity to gain their Learner's Permit while taking the course. Participants must be at least 14 and a half years of age in order to particpate. If under the age of 15, the participant will not be able to obtain a Learner's Permit until they are 15 years of age.These participants will not be able to drive until they receive their learner's permit. The learner's permit must be held for a period of 1 year with no violations in order to use the skills test taken during the class. If a violation occurs, the 12 month period starts over as of the date of the violation. For additional information please contact the Community Education Office 858-6080. This program is in partnership with the City of Jacksonville.
The Teen Safe Driving Program is a program being offered to students of Duval County Public Schools within the Driver Education Program. The objective of the program is to provide students with awareness of the dangers of Distracted Driving. Through this course students will receive an additional 30% of behind-the-wheel experience and have the opportunity to earn a learner's permit, as well as a waiver to gain their operator's license. In order to obtain any of the licensure needed, students must pass the required state test with 80% or better. For any additional questions about the program please contact the Driver Education Office at 904-858-6080.
As an additional resource for teens and parents about distracted driving, please visit https://ratesforinsurance.com/distracted-driving/. This link also provides several helpful tools for parents as they prepare for their beginning driver.