Sheriff, Schools, Partner To Reduce Teen Driver Accidents
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // November 17, 2014
'Teen Driving Simulation' teaches road safety
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with Brevard County Public Schools to facilitate a new “Teen Driving Simulation” Trailer in an effort to further reduce teen driver accidents.
The 24’ trailer is equipped with multiple driving simulation systems that allow teens to experience real life driving situations and hazards from the safety of a driving simulation seat.
The Teen Driving Simulation Trailer was purchased and outfitted utilizing monies from a local traffic safety fund with no tax payer dollars being expended.
The trailer will be used at area high schools and safety events throughout Brevard County while being staffed with Brevard County Sheriff Office personnel.
For more information about the Simulation Trailer, the Teen Driving Challenge Program or our Brevard S.T.O.P.P.E.D Program, please contact our Traffic Programs Coordinator Tonja Tucker at 321-735-6828 or visit our website at BrevardSheriff.com
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a law enforcement officer for over three decades. Sheriff Ivey is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Daytona State College in Management and Supervision. Sheriff Ivey’s background in law enforcement is inclusive of Management, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Patrol Services, Public Integrity Investigations, and Corrections.
Prior to being elected in 2012, Sheriff Ivey served the citizens of the State of Florida as a Resident Agent in Charge for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. As a member of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Sheriff Ivey developed and created the country’s first ever statewide Task Force on Identity Theft. That same year the Task Force was named one of the top five most innovative programs in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and investigated approximately 44 million dollars in fraud cases. Additionally, as a member of FDLE, Sheriff Ivey created the Child Abduction Response Team (C.A.R.T) that re-defined the way Child Abduction cases are conducted throughout the country today. The program was later selected as the most innovative program in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and is now used as a nationwide model in the response and investigation of child abductions.
Sheriff Ivey has testified before the United States Congress on law enforcement related matters and has extensive experience in the area of Public Integrity Investigations. Sheriff Ivey was honored as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Special Agent of the Year (1996) and was also recognized by the Commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for his Outstanding Contributions to Criminal Justice. In August of 2011 Sheriff Ivey was honored by the National Organization of Victims Advocacy for his work at the national level as an advocate of victim’s rights and protection.
Sheriff Ivey speaks regularly on topics such as Identity Theft, Crime in America, Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Self Defense through Mental Preparedness. Sheriff Ivey firmly believes that Crime Prevention and Education are vital to reduce our crime rate and protect our community.