Western Nevada College offering driver education classes | NevadaAppeal.com

Western Nevada College offering driver education classes

Safety tips, driving regulations and handling peer pressure are all covered in Western Nevada College’s driver education courses for teens 15 and older.

Each session includes four days of instruction from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $100.

At the Carson City campus, classes will be March 20-23; April 1, 8, 22 and 29 and May 6, 13, 20 and 23.

The Douglas County campus will offer classes Feb. 21-24 and March 4, 11, 18 and 25.

A session at Fernley High School will be April 3-6, and WNC’s Fallon campus offers classes April 17-20 and May 6, 13, 20 and June 3.

In addition to Nevada driving regulations, the course covers how to handle distractions and peer pressure, and how to prevent falling asleep at the wheel or 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 how to avoid unexpected objects in the road, as well as maneuvering safely through roundabouts, and rules for driving in bad weather.

WNC also offers an online 30-Hour New Driver Education class for $90. This course provides a foundation of the knowledge and skills necessary to become a safe driver. Register at any time. Students have 60 days from the date of registration to complete the course.

Nevada law requires new drivers younger than 18 to take a 30-hour New Driver Education course if one is offered within 30 miles of their home.

For information, call 775-445-4463 or contact Tracy.Bradfute@wnc.edu. To learn about WNC’s Continuing Education classes or to register, go to http://www.wnc.edu/continuing-education/.