Western Nevada College offfers driver education courses offered in Carson City, Douglas | NevadaAppeal.com

Western Nevada College offfers driver education courses offered in Carson City, Douglas

New Driver Education courses for teens age 15 and older will be offered at Western Nevada College this fall and over the winter break. Each session costs $100 and includes four days of instruction from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Two courses will meet at the college’s Carson City campus on Saturdays from Sept. 20 to Oct. 18 or from Oct. 18 to Nov. 15, except on Nov. 1. A winter break class will be offered Dec. 29, 30, 31 and Jan. 2. The Carson City classes include four hours on a driving simulator.

One fall class will be offered in Douglas on Saturdays from Sept. 27 to Oct. 18 at the East Fork Fire Station on Stephanie Lane. A winter break class will be offered at the East Fork Fire Station Dec. 29, 30, 31 and Jan. 2.

Young drivers learn safe driving techniques through lectures, class discussion, guest speakers and films that cover Nevada driving regulations, basic vehicle control, driving maneuvers, how to handle distractions and peer pressure and how to prevent falling asleep at the wheel or driving under the influence. Instruction includes tips on how to drive safely around large trucks and motorcycles and avoid unexpected objects in the road, maneuvering safely through roundabouts, and rules for driving in bad weather. Speakers include public safety officials and insurance representatives.

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