Day Program

    • Students attending Buchholz, Eastside, GHS, Newberry and Santa Fe High Schools may take Driver Education as an elective, semester-long course during the school year.

    • Registration for the course is done at the school during the normal class registration process.

    • Students take the classroom portion of the course at their high school and earn .5 elective credit upon successful completion of the course.

    • On four afternoons during the semester, students are transported from their school to the Traffic Safety Center (TSC) for the practical, lab portion of the course. On these afternoons - usually, the same day of the week for four straight weeks - students miss their 5th and 6th class period.

    • At the TSC, students are trained in three driver education formats: in state-of-the-art driving simulators, driving on a controlled range, and last, driving in actual street traffic.

    • The lab ends at 4:30 pm and students are bussed back to their school.

    • There is no charge for the course.

    • All instructors are teachers certified in driver education and hold third-party tester (TPT) credentials that allow them to administer driving tests to students.

    Contact your high school guidance department for further information on the driver education day program.

    Charley Wise, Supervisor 
    Kirby Smith Center (352) 955-7035
    E-mail: wisecj

    Scott Pritchett, Coordinator 
    Traffic Safety Center (352) 955-6959
    E-mail: pritchjs

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    Traffic Safety Center3501 NE 12th Street
    Gainesville, FL

    Map to the center