Teen Crash Prevention Skills
We work to reduce the number and severity of crashes involving inexperienced drivers ages 15-20 because traffic crashes are a leading cause of fatalities and serious injuries for young drivers.
You will learn to be prepared for a variety of situations on the road and appropriate actions and reactions.
You must have a valid permit or license. If you're driving with a permit, you must have sufficient driving/behind the wheel experience to operate a motor vehicle independently.
After a brief classroom presentation, students will use our vehicles and be coached and challenged on handling driving maneuvers such as:
- 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.
At least one parent must accompany their teen. While teens are on the range, parents attend a 2-hour informational presentation on the real risks of teen driving. The presentation covers topics such as:
- Current risks and crash data for MN roadways,
- Review of the graduated license laws,
- Consequences of poor decision making by teens, and
- Financial realities of teen driving.
Parents will also have the opportunity to observe their teen on the training range.
Youth/Novice Driving Resources
Next classes: March 4th and April 22nd
Pre-registration and pre-payment required.
Cost: $150; nonrefundable, nontransferable
Payment: Credit card by calling 320-255-3123 after registration.
No credit card? Call 320-255-3123, then mail a check to: MHSRC, 720 Fourth Ave S; St Cloud MN 56301-4498.
Office hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.
Attendance: Arrive 15 minutes before class to complete the additional required registration materials.
If you cancel or need to change dates, you will be charged the fee again.