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Madison County Sheriff's Department Distracted Driver Safety Course

Madison County Sheriff's Department Distracted Driver Safety Course


Madison County Sheriff’s Department
Distracted Driver Safety Course

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office Distracted Driving program, sponsored by Morris, King & Hodge is designed to educate students of Madison County about the dangers of driving a vehicle while distracted.

During the summer when school is out, the Deputies in the School Resource Office Program will teach a one day Distracted Driving course. This course is taught at all the high schools in the Madison County School District several times during the summer months.

Madison county distracted driving program 2019

For more information, contact,
call 256-533-8855 or contact your school resource officer.


• One day course 8am to 3pm (in case of rain, alternate date will be identified)

• Course covers: traffic stop etiquette, DUI laws, seatbelt laws, cell phone usage, texting while driving and distracted driving.

• This program rotates to different high school campuses during the summer months. The class size will be no more than twenty students each day. The students must be at least 15 years old and obtaining an Alabama Driver’s permit in the near future.

• Half of the course will involve 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 will consist of hands on driving by the students both undistracted and distracted.

• The students will be graded on their first trip through the course with no distractions. On the second trip through the course, the ride along Deputy will instruct the students to send a text message, read a laminated card that would be hanging from the rearview mirror to simulate reading a text message, retrieve a dropped item from the back seat, or change songs on an IPod.

• The students will also be graded on the second round, and the two scores will be compared. On the second trip the students will lose points for hitting cones, driving too slow and other traffic infractions.

• Upon completion students receive certificate which depending on your insurance carrier, may lead to lower premiums for teen driver. Parents will need to check with individual carrier.

To register for this course: See your school resource officer or contact Brian Smith at You can also go to School Resource Officers to obtain the forms needed to register. Space is limited. Any student from city, private or county schools may attend that meet requirements.

Rain Date:
July 19 & 22

2019 Distracted Driving Program Schedule
8am to 3pm

Hazel Green High School
  • June 3
  • June 24

Sparkman High School
  • June 27
  • July 18

Buckhorn High School
  • June 4
  • June 25

Madison County
High School
  • June 28

New Hope High School
  • June 11
  • July 16

Bob Jones High School
  • June 6
  • July 9

Huntsville High School
Huntsville High School
  • June 10
  • July 8

James Clemons
James Clemens High School
  • June 7
  • July 17

Redstone Arsenal
  • July 12

Grissom High School
  • June 12
  • July 15

Registration Documents

To take advantage of this special distracted driving course you must pre-register to reserve your spot.

Fill out the application form below and send to to register for the course.

All three forms MUST be filled out and presented to the officers when you arrive or you will not be permitted to take the course.