T.R.A.C.K. Driving Program

Police Chief

David Rausch
(865) 215-7000

800 Howard Baker Jr. Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37915

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T.R.A.C.K. logoT.R.A.C.K. - Training, Responsiblilty, Awareness, Confidence and Knowledge

Officer Michele Goldsberry
Knoxville Police Department


Knoxville Police Dept
Training Unit/T.R.A.C.K.
800 Howard Baker Jr. Blvd
Knoxville, TN 37915

"Experience the T.R.A.C.K." is a comprehensive 2 day defensive driving program conducted at Knoxville Police Department's 18 acre driving track. Students 16-19 years of age will receive personal training from skilled, certified KPD defensive driving instructors both on the driving track and in the classroom. Statistics show that teen drivers lack knowledge and driving experience which directly correlates to the leading causes of teen crashes and fatalities. The mission of "T.R.A.C.K." (Training-Responsibility-Awareness-Confidence-Knowledge) focuses on educating teen drivers by increasing awareness of the adverse conditions and situations that contribute to teen crashes. Teen drivers will be better equipped to handle a wider variety of driving hazards, conditions, and situations by developing driving skills designed to enhance their abilities.

T.R.A.C.K. Provides: 
  • Interactive course curriculum (4 hour): Driver responsibilities and liabilities (class practicum), vehicle dynamics, situational awareness, distracted driving, intoxicating substances, driver's license laws and restrictions, implied consent, road courtesy 
  • In-car experience (8 hour): In-car experience (8 hour): Interactive and hands on defensive driving experience in a safe, controlled environment with the emphasis on one on one instruction conducted in the student's vehicle on a well designed course that develops life saving driving skills.

Driving Exercises:
  • Forward and Reverse Serpentine
  • S-Curve Forward and Reverse
  • Controlled Braking
  • Threshold Braking (ABS)
  • 90 Degree Turn with Straight Line Braking
  • Angle Parking
  • Off Road Recovery
  • Skid Control - 90 Degree Turn
  • Straight Line Skid Control

What is Needed for Participation? 
  • A valid drivers license...NO learner's permits 
  • A safe, insured vehicle, preferably the vehicle that the student uses regularly 
  • Proof of vehicle insurance 
  • Registration form and Release of Liability form signed and dated 

How to Enroll: 

Fill out application and submit check made out to "City of Knoxville" in the amount of $125.00 to the address below. Please note that all checks are NON-REFUNDABLE. If a student is unable to attend class they will be allowed to reschedule. 

Mail to: 
Knoxville Police Dept
Training Unit/T.R.A.C.K.
800 Howard Baker Jr. Blvd
Knoxville, TN 37915


Phil Keith Training Facility
6388 Cement Plant Rd.
Knoxville, TN 37914

Friday (classroom) 6:00 pm-10:00 pm
Saturday (track exercises) 8:00 am- 4:00 pm

*** Classes are limited and space is available on first come basis. Please call for available space.

Future T.R.A.C.K. Dates: 

Oct. 16-17, 2015
Nov. 20-21, 2015
Dec. 2015 NO CLASS
Jan. 15-16, 2016
Feb. 19-20, 2016
Mar. 11-12, 2016
Apr. 15-16, 2016
May 13-14, 2016
Jun. 10-11, 2016
Jul. 15-16, 2016
Aug. 19-20, 2016

The T.R.A.C.K. Program is made possible by a generous donation from State Farm Insurance.

State Farm