MADISON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
2013 Distracted Driving Schedule
8am to 3pm
|Hazel Green High School:|
June 10, July 8, July 22, Rain Date July 29
|Sparkman High School:|
June 12, July 10, July 24, Rain Date July 31
|Buckhorn High School:|
June 13, July 11, July 25, Rain Date August 1
|Madison County High School:|
June 14, July 12, Rain Date August 2
|New Hope High School:|
June 24, Rain Date June 27
|Lee High School and New Century|
June 26, July 26, Rain Date August 5
|Open dates for other city schools if needed:|
June 28, August 7, August 8, August 9
Click here for REQUIRED registration packet which MUST be filled out or you will not be permitted to take the course.
Click here to see photos of what to expect on the course.
DISTRACTED TEEN DRIVING PROGRAM
- One day course 8am to 3pm (in case of rain, class next day)
- Course covers: traffic stop etiquette, DUI laws, seatbelt laws, cell phone usage, texting
while driving and distracted driving.
- This program rotates to different high school campuses during the summer months. The class size will be no more than twenty students each day. The students must be at least 15 years old and obtaining an Alabama Driver's permit in the near future.
- Half of the course will involve PowerPoint presentations and classroom teachings to include DUI laws, seatbelt laws, window tint laws, television screen laws, traffic stop etiquette, cellphone usage and texting while driving, and driving while distracted. The other half will consist of hands-on driving by the students both undistracted and distracted.
- The students will be graded on their first trip through the course with no distractions. On the second trip through the course, the ride-along Deputy will instruct the students to send a text message, read a laminated card that would be hanging from the rearview mirror to simulate reading a text message, retrieve a dropped item from the back seat, or change songs on an IPod.
- The students will also be graded on the second round, and the two scores will be compared. On the second trip the students will lose points for hitting cones, driving too slow and other traffic infractions.
- Upon completion students receive certificate which depending on your insurance carrier, may lead to lower premiums for teen driver. Parents will need to check with individual carrier.
For more information contact Sgt. Moody at email@example.com or call 256-533-8855 or contact your school resource officer.