Madison County Begins Summer Driving Course for Students


A Hazel Green Student Participates in the Driving Course.

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Taking a page from Jefferson County's successful teen driving campaign, the Madison County Sheriff’s Department has implemented a distracted driving program that will educate area high school teenagers about the dangers of distracted driving.

This course is a free one day event and covers traffic stop etiquette, DUI laws, seatbelt laws, cell phone usage, and texting while driving.

The program features classroom instruction as well as a hands-on driving course. This program will rotate to different Madison County high school campuses during the summer months through late July

Half the course involves PowerPoint presentations and classroom teachings to include DUI laws, seatbelt laws, window tint laws, television screen laws, traffic stop etiquette, cellphone usage and texting while driving, and driving while distracted. The other half consists of hands-on driving by the students both undistracted and distracted, so that students can compare scores from each run on the course.

For information on how to register your student for the course, or to get an application call Sergeant David Moody with the Madison County Sheriff's Department at 256-533-8855, or email at

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