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WNC driver education addresses distracted driving

A required driver education course for teens ages 15 and older will be offered at the Western Nevada College campus in Carson City before the summer ends, offering safety information and addressing new rules of the road.

Students may choose from four sections, each running from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday: July 25-28, Aug. 1-4, Aug. 8-11, or Aug. 15-18. Cost per section is $110.

Nevada law requires new drivers younger than age 18 to take a 30-hour new driver education course if one is offered within 30 miles of their home. A newly enacted Nevada law will also prohibit all drivers from using a cell phone or other handheld wireless communications devices while operating a motor vehicle.

WNC’s driver education course addresses this along with other teen issues such as speeding, falling asleep at the wheel, and failure to visually scan all areas for possible obstacles to safe driving.

Statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that each day, more than 16 people are killed and more than 1,300 people are injured in crashes involving a distracted driver. Driver education classes are part of the effort to ensure that new drivers get the best education possible before parents hand over the keys.

To register, call WNC driver education at 775-445-4458. Students who are unable to attend summer sessions can also plan ahead for fall classes on Saturdays that will begin Sept. 10.

Mammovan coming to Mound House

The Mammovan will visit Second Hand Rose Thrift Store on July 29, offering mammograms to geographically isolated and uninsured women.

Through the support of several organizations, mammograms will be available by appointment for age- and income-eligible women from 7:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m. at Second Hand Rose, 10128 Highway 50 East in Mound House.

For information or an appointment, call 1-877-581-6266.

Robert’s House Yard Sale returns in Aug.

The Carson City Historical Society is bringing back the Robert’s House Yard Sale in the Robert’s House Park at 1207 N. Carson St. Aug. 6.

There will be 15 or more vendors offering antiques, collectibles, crafts and much more. Vendor space still available.

Call 882-0916 for information. Benefits the Carson City Historical Society.