FERNLEY - A required driver education course for teens age 15 and older will be offered this fall by Western Nevada College at Fernley High School.

One section will be offered on Saturdays, Oct. 5 to Nov. 2 (no class Oct. 26, Nevada Day weekend) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost per session is $95.

Teenagers dream about getting their driver's license and worry about passing the road and written test. Classes teach good driving techniques through lectures, discussion, guest speakers, and films that cover Nevada driving regulations, basic vehicle control, and driving maneuvers in various situations and environments.

Nevada 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.

The WNC New Driver Education program also focuses on key areas where young drivers lack skill - poor visual search habits; inattention; improper management of speed and space; and lack of patience. Speakers present information on local hazards and issues, insurance and vehicle and tire safety precautions.

To register go to www.wnc.edu/ /drivereducation/ or call (775) 445-4458 for more information.