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: Course dates are full.  Please call to be placed on a waiting list.                     

Times: Registration begins 30 mins prior to class.

Ages: 15 -20

Cost: $149

IMPORTANT: This $149 fee is nonrefundable and nontransferable and must be received by our office 1 week after you register or we will release the slot to another student. If you need to change dates you will need to pay the $149 fee again. Please send the fee to MHSRC, 720 4th Ave S; St Cloud MN 56301-4498. You can now pay this $149 fee with a credit card by calling 320-255-3123, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm.

  • Pre-registration is required! Click on the above 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 teens drivers, ages 15-17.  This course targets some of the causal factors relating to these 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


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