WNC offers summer new driver education classes
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 5:00 PM
FALLON - Western Nevada College will offer several required driver education courses for teenagers 15 and older during the summer in Fallon and Fernley. Each four-day class meets daily, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost is $95.
One class will meet at Fernley High School, Monday-Thursday, June 24 - 27. An additional class will be held at the WNC campus in Fallon, Monday-Thursday, July 8 - 11. New drivers under 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/drivereducation/ or call (775) 445-4458.