FLORIDA DRUG AND ALCOHOL COURSE

ALSO REFERRED TO AS: FIRST TIME DRIVER COURSE 4-HOUR TLSAE COURSE, 4- HOUR TRAFFIC LAW AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE EDUCATION COURSE, 4-HOUR DRUG AND ALCOHOL TRAFFIC COURSE AND, 4-HOUR DATE COURSE

Available in English

Have Questions? Call 561-338-6400.

Note: Must be at least 14 1/2 years of age to take the First Time Drivers Program.

Who Is The Florida Drug and Alcohol Course (aka) First Time Driver Course For?

If you have never held a regular driver license in any state, OR, your license expired more than 24 months ago, OR, you are applying for a Florida learner’s permit, you must complete a TLSAE (Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education course), also referred to as the 4-hour Drug and Alcohol Course, before applying for a temporary driving permit (restricted driver license) and/or learners permit in the state of Florida. The driver education courses offered by some county school boards may substitute for this requirement.

If you are under 21 years old and receive a notice of suspension for driving with a BAL of .02 to .05, you must complete a Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education course in order to reinstate your driver license on a hardship basis.

This course trains all first-time driver license applicants regarding the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse when operating a motor vehicle.

Enacted by law in 1989, the Florida Legislature passed F.S. 322.095. This Statute required all first time driver applicants for a Florida Drivers License to attend a substance abuse and traffic safety course. Individuals who have attended a Florida Department of Education approved drivers license education course or who have a valid license in another are not required to complete the course.

This 4-Hour curriculum focuses on traffic safety, Florida laws and substance abuse information. The purpose of this course is to provide drivers with the information necessary to avoid injury or death and to prevent the long term affects resulting from DUI arrest.

What Can I Expect When Taking the Florida Drug and Alcohol Course (a.k.a.) First Time Driver Course?

Our Internet-based course is comprised of six easy-to-read chapters and a compelling video presentations. All first time driver applicants must pass a 40-question final exam by correctly answering at least 32 questions (80%) in order to successfully complete the course. Completions are automatically reported to the DHSMV, and you’ll get a paper Certificate of Completion for your records.

How Much Is Your Course?

Many online traffic school course providers claim to be the lowest but, once you hand over your charge card info and continue with your registration you’ll soon discover you’ll have to pay extra fees. Some of these fees – to name a few – are disguised as processing fees, or, handling fees, or service fees which in turn, jacks-up the price of the Florida first time driver course considerably. Our course is $25.00 complete and reported directly to the DHSMV (Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles) upon completion.

SOME TEEN DRIVING FACTS & STATISTICS

TEENAGE DRIVER FACTS

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teens according to the Centers for Disease Control’s Teen Driver Fact Sheet.

Older teens are more likely to be involved in fatal crashes than younger teens. In addition, older teens were twice as likely to be involved in a fatal crash between midnight and 6 am than younger drivers.

1,886 drivers age 15 to 20 died in motor vehicle crashes in 2015, compared with 1,723 drivers in this age group in 2014, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Research shows that when teenage drivers transport teen passengers there is a greatly increased crash risk. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety released a report in May 2012 that showed that the risk of 16- or 17-year old drivers being killed in a crash increases with each additional teenage passenger in the vehicle. The risk increases 44 percent with one passenger; it doubles with two passengers and quadruples with three or more passengers. The study analyzed crash data and the number of miles driven by 16- and 17-year olds.

Drivers age 16 to 20 accounted for 5.5 percent of all licensed drivers, 8.5 percent of all drivers involved in fatal crashes and 12.0 percent of drivers in all crashes in 2014. Seventeen percent of drivers age 16 to 20 who were involved in fatal crashes in 2014 were alcohol-impaired, which is defined by a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 grams per deciliter or higher.

The DOT found that more teenagers are involved in motor vehicle crashes late in the day and at night than at other times of the day. Teens also have a greater chance of getting involved in an accident if other teens are present in the vehicle, according to research from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and State Farm.

DRIVER BEHAVIOR FACTS

36 Percent of 10 – 20 year old male drivers who were involved in fatal crashes where speeding at the time of the crash. NHTSA says that speed-related crashes cost Americans $40.4 billion each year.

Speeding was a contributing factor in 28 percent of all traffic fatalities.

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among 16- to 20-year olds, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.

Every state has a graduated driver’s license law that includes a three-phase program to help teens to develop more mature driving attitudes and gain experience behind the wheel.

DRUNK & IMPAIRED DRIVING FACTS

In 2015, 10,625 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes.  1,886 drivers age 15 to 20 died in motor vehicle crashes in 2015, compared with 1,723 drivers in this age group in 2014, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Alcohol-impaired driving fatalities accounted for 29 percent of all motor vehicle traffic fatalities in the United States.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation estimates 1,089,171 drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics in 2015. The arrest rate works out to one arrest for 200 licensed drivers in the United States.

Teen drivers ages 15 to 20 are 1.6 times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash, compared to adult drivers between the ages of 35 and 40.

SMALL PEEK INTO 2016 DRIVING STATS

New preliminary 2016 data shared recently from the NHTSA (National Center for Statistics and Analysis) estimates as many as 40,000 people died in motor vehicles crashes last year, a 6% rise from 2015. If those numbers bear out, it would be a 14% increase in deaths since 2014, the biggest two-year jump in more than five decades. It also means that 2016 may have been the deadliest year on U.S. roads since 2007.

Single Driving Lessons

Single driving lessons are available to individuals who may only need to fine tune their driving skills or who want to learn just the basics.

It’s entirely up to you.

Multiple Driving Lessons

Includes our exclusive Drivers Ed 30 Hour Online course.

For our stand alone Drivers Ed Course we charge $150.00 BUT with any series of 3 it’s FREE!

Road Test Review

We realize taking a road test could be nerve racking especially when you don’t know what to expect.

We look at the big driving picture and get you ready!

Refresher Driving Lessons

Recovering from surgery? Been out of state and had no need to drive? You’ve found what you’re looking for.

We customize our sessions individually for each student!

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