WNC offers driver education courses

New Driver Education courses for teens age 15 and older will be offered by Western Nevada College over spring break. Each session includes four days of instruction from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The class will take place on the college’s Carson City campus Monday through Thursday, April 14-17 to coincide with Carson High School’s spring break.

During Douglas High School’s spring break, two classes will meet at the Eastfork Fire Station in Genoa, Monday through Thursday, April 21-24.

Nevada state law requires new drivers under age 18 to take a 30-hour New Driver Education course if one is offered within 30 miles of their home. The courses cover safe driving techniques through lectures, class discussion, guest speakers, and films that cover Nevada driving regulations, basic vehicle control, and driving maneuvers in various situations and environments. Also reviewed is how to handle distractions, peer pressure, and how to prevent falling asleep at the wheel and driving under the influence. Speakers include public safety officials and insurance representatives. Instruction includes tips on how to drive safely around large trucks and motorcycles and avoid unexpected objects in the road, as well as maneuvering safely through roundabouts and rules for driving in bad weather.

The cost is $100. To register for the non-credit class, go to http://www.wnc.edu/drivereducation/. For more information, call 775-445-4458.


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