Montana DRIVE Teen Week is July 19-23, 2021

  • The first three days of Teen Week are nearly full, so Thursday is now open for registrations. 

  • State Farm Teen Driver Scholarships: As of 4/14/2021 there are 6 available scholarships -- $150 off the $300 workshop fee!

  • REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 29, 2021


WHO CAN TAKE THE TEEN WORKSHOP?

Teen drivers with at least one year of driving experience (including the six months of required GDL practice driving) will get the most out of this workshop. Teens must be at least 15 years old with a valid driver license to attend the Teen Workshop. This advanced driver education workshop is not a replacement for novice driver education, but gives the young driver the opportunity to safely practice risky driving conditions on a closed, specially designed track. Young adults up to age 21 are welcome to attend and apply for the scholarship. 

SECOND-TIMERS? Young drivers who have already taken a Montana DRIVE Teen Workshop and wish to take it again are asked to wait until June 1 to apply for a State Farm scholarship and register, so first-time applicants have a chance to attend the teen workshop.

STATE FARM APPLICATION AND WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

TO REGISTER FOR A ONE-DAY TEEN WORKSHOP WITHOUT APPLYING FOR A $150 SCHOLARSHIP: Choose one of the first three dates for the Teen Workshop (see dates at right for availability). Complete the online form below and submit to the OPI. You will receive an an email with your registration details. If there is a problem with the registration, we will email you.  If there are no issues, you will receive an invoice for $300, due within 30 days. Upon full payment, a workshop confirmation will be emailed to you.

TO APPLY FOR A STATE FARM $150 SCHOLARSHIP AND REGISTER:  Choose one of the first three days for the Teen Workshop (see dates at right for availability). The parent/guardian should complete the billing part of the form, but the teen driver is required to answer the scholarship questions. After submitting the form, you will receive an email with your registration details. If there is a problem with the registration, we will email you.  If there are no issues, you will receive an invoice for $150, due within 30 days. Upon full payment, a workshop confirmation will be emailed to you.

WORKSHOP PAYMENT

Teen Workshops cost $300 but are reduced to $150 when a State Farm scholarship application is submitted by the teen driver. Payment is due within 30 days from the invoice date. Invoices dated after June 1 are due upon receipt. Checks should be made out to OPI-Montana DRIVE.  If you wish to pay by credit card, please check that box on the application form.  A link to the credit card transaction site will be emailed to you and a $1.00 fee will be charged.  

 

Only fully paid workshops are confirmed. We reserve the right to release the workshop to another applicant if the invoice is overdue.

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

Please help us eliminate “no shows.” We train only 12 drivers per workshop day and want to keep them filled. Notify our office as soon as possible if you need to reschedule the workshop date or cancel a workshop. With advance notice of a cancellation, we will give full refunds. NO-SHOWS will NOT be refunded. If you pay by check and request a refund, we will need a W9 form so the OPI can create a vendor account for you. If you pay by credit card, we will issue a credit card refund.

WHY SHOULD TEEN DRIVERS TAKE THIS WORKSHOP?

  • Teen drivers benefit from Montana DRIVE advanced driver education because they can learn how to respond safely to typical driving risks.
  • They can gain valuable driving experience and learn how to avoid a crash, for instance, how to stay in their lane when a wheel drops off the edge of the road.
  • They will learn how vision and targeting can prevent or quickly manage a skid.
  • Professional traffic education instructors with years of experience working with teens provide hours of behind-the-wheel, one-on-one instruction, confidence-building exercises, and positive encouragement.

COVID HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS

To all drivers attending a Montana DRIVE Workshop this summer:

 

Last summer, we were able to offer our Montana DRIVE Workshops because the protocols we followed created a safe and healthy environment for our drivers and instructors. Your safety is of utmost importance to us and we will continue the practices we began in 2020.  Classroom and vehicle surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected throughout the day and instructors will arrange the workshop schedule to enable social distancing.

 

To safeguard the health of our instructors and drivers, we ask that you acknowledge and follow these safety protocols:

  • Face masks worn properly (over the nose and mouth) will be required of all drivers and instructors.  If you forget to bring a face mask with you, we will provide you with one.
  • Regular breaks will be offered, for hand washing and sanitizing.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available in the classroom and in all vehicles.
  • If you feel sick or have a fever, we ask that you please stay home and get well. We will be glad to reschedule your workshop for a later time, substitute another driver, or refund the paid fee.
  • Full refunds will be offered for workshops that are cancelled ahead of time.  We appreciate being notified as far in advance of the cancelled workshop date as possible.
  • We will NOT refund no-shows.  You must contact us if you are not able to attend the workshop.
  • Please call the OPI’s Traffic Education Office at (406) 444-4432 or email montanadrive@mt.gov with any notifications, questions, or requests for assistance.


WORKSHOP SPACE IS VERY LIMITED AND PROMPT NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES IS APPRECIATED.

For more information or to register by phone, call (406) 444-4432.  You may also email us at MontanaDRIVE@mt.gov.


CALENDAR UPDATED 4/19/2021

WORKSHOP DATE
OPENINGS
Monday, July 19
0
Tuesday, July 20
1
Wednesday, July 21
1
Thursday, July 22
9
Friday, July 23
TENTATIVE

 

 

State Farm logo

We thank State Farm Insurance
for their continued support
of teen drivers through the
Good Neighbor Citizenship
grant program.

As of April 19, we had 5 State Farm scholarships left to award to teens who completely answer the essay questions on the registration/ application form.


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  • Montana DRIVE TEEN Workshop Online Registration Form









  • Phone Number


  • Phone Number


  • ONE-DAY WORKSHOP DATE

    Choose two dates. If the first one you select is sold out, we will register you on the second one.






  • STATE FARM SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION - To be considered for a $150 scholarship, the teen driver must answer the questions below. Please write a paragraph answering the first two questions. One-sentence responses will disqualify the applicant. There is no word limit.



  • Workshop registrations are NOT confirmed until your invoice is paid in full. Invoices are due within 30 days from invoice date. Click the SUBMIT button to complete this registration. THANK YOU!