Center for Continuing Studies - Innovative Leadership for Lifelong Learning

Center for Continuing Studies - Innovative Leadership for Lifelong Learning - St. Cloud State University

Youth/Novice Crash Avoidance Course

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Dates: Sorry, all of our classes that are covered by the State Farm Grant are now full. Please check back for last minute cancellations.

Times: Registration begins 30 mins prior to class.

Ages: 15 -20

NOTE: A parent is required to attend with their teen.

Cost: The fee is $20 and must be paid when you register by calling 320-255-3123 with a credit card. Our office is open Mon-Fri, 8 am to 4 pm. The balance of the course fee is being covered by a State Farm grant.

IMPORTANT:The fee is nonrefundable & nontransferable. If you cancel or need to change dates, you will be charged the fee again.

If you do not have a CC, notify us and then send a check to: MHSRC, 720 4th Ave S; St Cloud MN 56301-4498.

Grant funding is provided to first time participants only. Teens who have previously completed the course may attend again, however, they will be charged the regular course fee of $150.

  • Pre-registration is required! Click on the REGISTER NOW button, email us at: or call 320-255-3123.

  •     Participants will use MHSRC vehicles.

Requirements for Students

  • Valid permit or license: If driving with a permit, attendees are expected to have sufficient driving/behind the wheel experience to operate a motor vehicle independently.

This program is targeted at reducing the number, and severity of crashes involving young, inexperienced drivers. Traffic crashes are a leading cause of fatalities and serious injuries for inexperienced teen drivers, ages 15-17.  It will target some of the causal factors relating to serious injury and fatal crashes. Description: Z:\Pictures\Teen event\Teen Event 2012\IMG_3273.JPG

The course will engage both parents and  young drivers.  After a brief classroom presentation, young drivers will be coached and challenged with maneuvers that target:

  • Off road recovery
  • Collision avoidance
  • Hazard recognition
  • Inattentive driving
  • Seatbelt use
  • Effective and controlled braking
  • Reaction time limitations
  • Proper speed selection
  • Skid control in a controlled environment

ParentsWhile the young drivers are performing advanced driving maneuvers, parents will attend a classroom “parent awareness” session. This provides the parent a better understanding of the challenges young drivers face, increases awareness of related laws, as well as, provides additional resources to parents.  Finally, parents have the opportunity to observe their young driver performing some of the challenging maneuvers.

Map to MHSRC (PDF)

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Additional Youth/Novice Driving Resources


Contact MHSRC: 320.255.3123 or 1.888.234.1294