The risk of motor vehicle crashes is higher among teens ages 16–19 than among any other age group. Teen drivers in this age group have a fatal crash rate almost three times as high as drivers ages 20 and older per mile driven.

About 2,800 teens in the United States ages 13–19 were killed and about 227,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes in 2020. That means that every day, about eight teens died due to motor vehicle crashes, and hundreds more were injured. Motor vehicle crash deaths among teens 13–19 years of age resulted in about $40.7 billion in medical costs and cost estimates for lives lost in 2020.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

The Advanced Safety Driving Program is a two-part program designed for participants to gain advanced skills and techniques to assist with real world driving situations and to avoid being in dangerous driving situations.

The Advanced Safety Driving Program consist of two (2) parts:


Objective: Prepare drivers through classroom instruction to help mitigate and prevent motor vehicle related incidents.

The students will learn:

  • Vehicle dynamics, Pitch/Roll/Yaw
  • Psychological and psychological causes of driver stress
  • Impaired driving
  • Distracted driving


Location: Miami Dade College North Campus- Driving Range, Adjacent to Building 9

Objective: Prepare drivers through practical experience instruction to help mitigate and prevent motor vehicle related incidents. The students will learn:

  • Vehicle safety checks
  • Vehicle Performance Drills and Evaluation
  • Evasive Maneuver: The ability to make a quick lane change, simulating avoiding a collision. Proper use of accelerator and steering techniques
  • Braking Technique: The ability to stop the vehicle smoothly, and quickly, without losing steering control utilizing various acceptable braking techniques
  • Backing Technique: The ability to back the vehicle through an exercise demonstrating control and understanding of vehicle clearance
  • Forward Serpentine: The ability to steer smoothly between a series of cones demonstrating proper hand position and limited weight transfer
  • Cornering Technique: The ability to corner smoothly without radical weight transfer, selecting a proper apex and using appropriate steering methods
  • Skid Control Technique: The ability to regain control of a skidding vehicle, utilizing proper steering methods and use of the accelerator

To pass the workshop successfully, students must demonstrate proficiency checks in the categories listed above.