Western Nevada College offers summer driver education for teens | NevadaAppeal.com

Western Nevada College offers summer driver education for teens

Nevada Appeal Staff Report

Does your teen understand ABS brakes, radiator overheating and what to do to if driving in unexpected sand storms?

Western Nevada College will offer multiple sessions this summer of a weeklong course to help novice drivers develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become safe, low-risk, responsible drivers. The course for teens age 15 and older will be offered at the Carson City campus and at Douglas High School. Each session meets 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost is $110.

Sessions at the WNC Carson City campus will meet Monday through Thursday, June 7-10, June 14-17, June 21-24, June 28-July 1, July 12-15, July 19-22, July 26-29, Aug. 2-5, Aug. 9-12, and Aug. 16-19.

Sessions at Douglas High School will meet Tuesday through Friday, June 8-11, and Monday-Thursday, July 12-15.

New drivers younger than age 18 are required to take a 30-hour New Driver Education course if one is offered within a 30-mile radius of their residential address. In addition to Nevada driving regulations, the course covers how to handle distractions in the vehicle, falling asleep at the wheel, peer pressure, 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 how to avoid unexpected objects in the road, as well as maneuvering safely through roundabouts and rules for driving in bad weather.

To register or for more information, go to www.

wnc.edu/drivereduction/ or call 775-445-4458.