Taylor White Foundation


Technical Teen Driver Training

 

We need your help in bringing drivers training back to Juneau! Please consider contributing or volunteering your time to help make the event happen!

The technical driver’s training program is unique in that participants spend three of the four hours of training behind the wheel of a car with professional instructors experiencing driving situations that put them most at risk. A course is set up in a parking lot that includes a skid control station, a distracted driving course, a sudden stop accident avoidance station, and a simulated driving under the influence station. The last station is done with golf carts and impaired driving goggles. One parent or significant adult for the teen must attend and are an important part of the training. From past trainings we have realized how important it is for parents to hear the instructions and be able to reinforce the training with their teens.

The course instructors are all professional drivers from a driving program in Seattle. The course is open to teens between the ages of 15 and 18 who have either a learner's permit or a license, and 40 hours behind the wheel. Since this training focuses on specific driving situations basic driving skills are necessary.

To learn more, read and watch a video about a similar training we put on in 2013.

 

When and Where

Each training session is 4 hours long and consists of 1 hour of classroom time and 3 hours behind the wheel.
Session 1: Saturday, May 14, 2016, 8:00-12:00
Session 2: Saturday, May 14, 2016, 1:00-5:00
Session 3: Sunday, May 15, 2016, 8:00-12:00
Session 4: Sunday, May 15, 2016, 1:00-5:00

The training will be held at the Eaglecrest Ski Area parking lot and lodge area.

Cost

The driver's training is free of charge for attending participants. To reserve a space in the class, a $100 refundable fee is required. Those who sign up but do not attend will not be refunded. If you need to make financial arrangements to meet this requirement please contact Carol White at 907 321-3540 or here.

Register

Eventbrite - Juneau Technical Youth Driver Training - May 14th & 15th

 

FAQs

Who is eligible for the training?
The course is open to teens between the ages of 15 and 18 who have either a learner's permit or a license, and 40 hours behind the wheel. Since this training focuses on specific driving situations basic driving skills are necessary.

Will I get my $100 registration deposit back?
Yes, if your teen attends and completes the training you will receive your registration deposit back. If instead you would like to give the deposit to the Taylor White Foundation to continue offering further trainings, the Foundation will gratefully accept it.

Why does a parent or significant adult need to attend?
One parent or significant adult for the teen must attend and are an important part of the training. From past trainings we have realized how important it is for parents to hear the instructions and be able to reinforce the training with their teens.

Who can I contact with any questions?
Please reach us at info@taylorwhite.org.