New Driver Education courses for teens age 15 and older will be offered by Western Nevada College throughout the summer. Each session includes four days of instruction, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost: $100. Carson City Classes also include four hours of driving simulator time.
Five summer courses will meet on the WNC Carson City Campus Mondays-Thursdays, June 2-5, June 23-26, July 7-10, July 21-24 and August 4-7.
Two classes will be offered in Douglas County: Mondays-Thursdays, June 9-12 at the Eastfork Fire Station in Genoa, and Monday-Thursday, July 21-14 at the Eastfork Fire Station on Stephanie Lane.
Young drivers will learn 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. 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.
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 avoid unexpected objects in the road, as well as maneuvering safely through roundabouts, and rules for driving in bad weather.
To register for the non-credit class go to https://www.wnc.edu/drivereducation/. For more information call 445-4458.