“Train Like a Trooper” – Teenage Defensive Driving

Teenage Defensive Driving is a 5-hour program aimed at the teenager. The curriculum includes 4 hours of hands-on training and 1 hour of online instruction.

The areas covered in class and reinforced during practical exercises are:

  • Defensive driving
  • Skid control
  • Serpentine
  • Controlled braking
  • Evasive maneuvering
  • Confined area maneuvering
  • Off road recovery (emergency)

Class size is limited to 16 students to allow a 2-to-1 student/instructor ratio.

Michigan State Police patrol vehicles will be provided for all driving exercises. 

Dates: June 27 – July 1, 2022

 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Students should arrive promptly 15 minutes prior to class start time. 

Click here to add your teenager to the 2022 Upper Peninsula Teenage Defensive Driving wait list 

Wait lists are maintained for current and following year only. 

Tuition: $75

Dress Code: Appropriate attire for a professional experience. Baggy low ride jeans, flip flops or inappropriate T-shirts are unacceptable. Tennis shoes and fitted jeans are acceptable.

Prerequisite: (Mandatory for successful completion of program)
Must be a fully licensed GDL Level 2 driver between the ages of 16-19.

Any questions or further information regarding the course can be directed to the Michigan State Police Gladstone Post at 906-428-4412.

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