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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.

For more information contact Sgt. Moody at dmoody@madisoncountyal.gov,
call 256-533-8855 or contact your school resource officer.

This exciting one day course runs from 8am to 3pm and will rotate to different high school campuses during the summer months of 2017.

The course is broken up between classroom presentations covering the following driving topics:

  • Texting while driving
  • Cell phone usage
  • Television screen laws
  • Seatbelt laws
  • Window tint laws
  • Traffic stop etiquette
  • DUI laws

After the classroom lessons each will go through two driving tests. The first trip through the course will be with no distractions and the students will be graded based on the classroom lessons.

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. 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 the teen driver. Parents will need to check with their individual carrier.

To make sure all students get the attention the need 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.

2017 Distracted Driving Program Schedule

Hazel Green High School
  • June 1
  • June 26
  • July 14
Sparkman High School
  • June 12
  • June 27
  • July 18
Buckhorn High School
  • June 2
  • June 27
  • July 17
Madison County
High School
  • July 11
New Hope High School
  • July 12
Bob Jones High School
  • June 15
  • July 19
Huntsville City Schools
  • June 14
  • June 30
  • July 20
James Clemons
High School
  • June 13
  • June 29
  • July 10

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 Sgt. Patterson at bpatterson@madisoncountyal.gov 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.


Morris, King & Hodge, P.C.

200 Pratt Avenue NE
Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: 256-536-0588
Fax: 256-533-1504
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