“Train Like A Trooper” defensive driving school being offered in Escanaba

The Michigan State Police are, again, offering a “Train Like A Trooper” defensive driving school aimed at teenagers. These courses will be offered June 28-30, 2023 in Escanaba from 8am – 12pm or 1pm – 5pm. If you’re accepted into the program, you should dress in 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.

Tuition is $75. The driver must be a fully licensed GDL Level 2 driver between the ages of 16-19.

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. 

If your teenager is interested, you can sign them up at this location

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